`e^(3x) = 12` Solve the exponential equation algebraically. Approximate the result to three decimal places.
Take the ln of both sides
Bring down the exponent
To solve equations, you need to isolate the variable.
Use a ln because you can use its' properties to bring down the x so you can solve for it.
, so this simplifies to,
Divide both sides by 3 (you need to do the same thing on all sides) and simplify,