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Homework Help: Another logarithm simplification exercise.

  1. Aug 7, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Write the quantity using sums and differences of simpler logarithmic expressions. Express the answer so that logarithms of products, quotients, and powers do not appear.


    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution


    The book's answer, however, is [tex]3log_{10}x-\frac{1}{2}log_{10}(1+x)[/tex]

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. Aug 7, 2011 #2


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    Check the original question to make sue the numerator is just 3 and not an exponential
  4. Aug 7, 2011 #3
    Hi, thanks for the reply.

    No, the original equation is as appears.
  5. Aug 7, 2011 #4


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    Must be a typo in the book, then. Possibly whoever typed up the answer key thought that the problem was
  6. Aug 7, 2011 #5
    Oh, so I'm right? How anti-climatic...

    Thanks again.
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