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5^(4-x)=1/5 Process for solving

  1. Oct 9, 2009 #1


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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    54-x = 1/5

    How would I go about solving a problem like this up until now I haven't had to deal with fractions on either side of an equation

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Oct 9, 2009 #2


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    You can rewrite this as 54 - x = 5-1.

    You can use the idea that if ax = ay, then x = y.
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