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I E^x = 1/x

  1. Nov 1, 2016 #1
    I am looking for the solution for x of the equation ex = 1/x. I've looked around and the answers seem a bit incomprehensible, is there a more approachable explanation ? I've only done high school math but was pretty good at it. I'm hoping that I'm posting in an appropriate place for this question.
     
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    Jonathan Scott

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  5. Nov 1, 2016 #4
    It certainly isn't simple. I'd gotten as far as the Wiki entry before but found it intractable. Even if I don't understand it there are some beautiful identities to be found though. Thanks for the replies.
     
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