Solve for x 5^x = 324 Round your answer to four decimals.

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Wiggin42 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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5^x = 324

Here the x is in the exponent so we have to the opposite operation which is logs. Take the log of both sides: 

log(5^x) = log324

One neat property of logs is that in this form, the exponent can be written as multiplication: 

xlog5 = log324

x = log324/log5

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