Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 9 - Section 9.5 - Exponential and Logarithmic Equations - Exercise Set: 54

Answer

$x=7.75$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: $\log_b{x}= y \longrightarrow b^y=x$ Use the rule above to obtain: $2^{5}=4x+1 \\32=4x+1$ Subtract $1$ on both sides of the equation to obtain: $31=4x$ Divide $4$ on both sides of the equation to obtain: $\dfrac{31}{4} = x \\7.75=x$
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