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Homework Help: Help solving log (natural number) equation

  1. Mar 17, 2006 #1
    I am stuck on finding the solution to this problem.

    2lnX = 2 + ln(X-1)

    Please show all steps for the solution.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Mar 17, 2006 #2

    chroot

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    Try raising both sides by e. Use algebra to simplify.

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  4. Mar 17, 2006 #3
    I get this far.
    X^2/X-1 = e^2
    X^2 = e^2(X-1)
    x^2 = e^2 X - e^2
     
  5. Mar 17, 2006 #4

    Integral

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    You now have a quadraic equation in x. Remember e2 is just a number.
     
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