If (log x)^2 + log x^3 - 27 = log x^4 - log x^7, solve for x to 2 decimal places(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(log x)^2 + log x^5 - 27 = log x^4 - log x^7

(log x)^2 + 6 log x - 27 = 0

Let log x be a

a^2 + 6a - 27 = 0

(a + 9)(a - 3) = 0

a = 3 or - 9

log x = 3 or log x = -9

... x = 10^3 or 10^-9

Please help me because i am pretty sure this answer is wrong since the question asks us to solve x to 2 decimal places. however, i don't know what mistake i made so any help is appreciated! Thanks again!

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# Homework Help: Calculus Solving logarithmic equations

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