`ln(x + 5) = ln(x - 1) - ln(x + 1)` Solve the logarithmic equation algebraically. Approximate the result to three decimal places.
Use the properties of logarithms to condense the left side of the equation
Since you have 2 ln's, set the inner parts equal to each other
`x=-3 ` and `x=-2 `
However, since you cannot take the ln or log of a negative number, the answer is