Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
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Chapter 3 - Section 3.4 - Exponential and Logarithmic Equations - Exercise Set: 25

Answer

$x \approx 1.74$

Work Step by Step

The base in the exponential equation is $e$, so take the natural logarithm on both sides to obtain $\ln{e^x}=\ln{5.7}.$ Use the inverse property $\ln{e^x}=x$ on the left side of the equation to obtain $x=\ln{5.7}.$ Use a calculator and round-off the answer to two decimal places to obtain $x \approx 1.74.$
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