1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 1/2*log(5)(x^2-1)=1/4+1/2log(5)(x-1) I have put the base to the log in the first set of brackets following log. The question is simply solve for x the equation 3. The attempt at a solution I firstly moved the logs onto the smae side and then multiplied both sides by1/2 (not shown) thus giving log(5)(x^2-1)-log(5)(x-1)=1/2 log(5)((x^2-1)/(x-1))=1/2 Am i right in the saying the follwoing is the next step? (x2-1)/(x-1)=5^(1/2) If I am then can someone please help me understand how I am supposed to simplify the equaiton down to give a single x. Thanks in advance.