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Using logs find x 5(to the power of x) = 17

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peterbo | eNoter

Posted October 5, 2013 at 4:39 AM via web

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Using logs find x

5(to the power of x) = 17

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aruv | High School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted October 5, 2013 at 4:45 AM (Answer #1)

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`5^x=17`

Taking log on both side

`log(5^x)=log(17)`

Since `loga^m=mloga`

Therefore

`xlog5=log17`

`x=log(17)/log5`

`x approx 1.7604 `

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