# How do you solve ln x=1/2x-1/2?

1. Nov 14, 2012

### johann1301

How do you solve ln x=1/2x-1/2?

Thanks.

2. Nov 14, 2012

### Staff: Mentor

We can't help you if you dont shop some work, we're not here to simply show every step of a problem.

3. Nov 14, 2012

### Ray Vickson

You need to learn to use parentheses. What you have written reads as
$$\ln \, x = \frac{1}{2x} - \frac{1}{2}.$$ If that is what you meant, then fine (although you could make it clearer by writing (1/2x) - 1/2 on the right). If you meant to write
$$\ln \, x = \frac{1}{2x - 1/2},$$ then you need brackets, like this: 1/(2x - 1/2). If you meant something else entirely, you really will have to write it correctly and readably.

And, as others have said, you need to do some of your own work first, and show what you have done.

RGV

4. Nov 14, 2012

### micromass

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