1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data [PLAIN]http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/6162/unledsxy.png [Broken] 2. Relevant equations logb(x)-logb(y) = logb(x/y) logb(x^n) = nlogb(x) 3. The attempt at a solution i am stuck on what to do because of the 4-2-2 portion. I've attempted it multiple times to get the solution (-4) but i just dont get how to do it because i keep getting the answer wrong. I guess i dont understand how to combine it into one log this is my attempt nontheless: log3(4-2)-2log3(6) log3(2)-log3(12) log3(2/12) log3(x) = (2/12) :/ i'm not sure what to do because i dont know how to treat the 4-2-2 :/ i know i cant combine the -2 where i want.. actually no wait, i've just had a mindwave. Would i convert 2 into a log as well. I will try that now.