Precalculus (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32197-907-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-907-0

Chapter 5 - Exponential and Logarithmic Functions - 5.5 Properties of Logarithms - 5.5 Assess Your Understanding - Page 305: 59



Work Step by Step

Recall: (1) $\sqrt[m]{a}=a^{\frac{1}{m}}$ (2) $\log_a {x^n}=n\cdot \log_a {x}$. (3) $\log_a{xy}=\log_a{x} +\log_a{y}$ (4) $\log_a{\frac{x}{y}}=\log_a{x} -\log_a{y}$ Use Rule (4) above to obtain: $\log_3{\sqrt x}-\log_3{x^3}\\ =\log_3{\frac{\sqrt{x}}{x^3}}\\ =\log_3{\frac{x^{\frac{1}{2}}}{x^3}}\\ =\log_3{\frac{1}{x^{3-\frac{1}{2}}}}\\ =\log_3{\dfrac{1}{x^{\frac{5}{2}}}}$
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