I am starting my first year of college and I reviewing my high school notes from trig pre-cal and there was one thing I couldnt figure out. It was a multiple choice question and I dont have the text book anymore but the answer I circled I cant understand how I arrived to that answer.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Given that x> 0 and y> 0, simplify e^ln(x) + ln(y)

3. The attempt at a solution

What I did was:

e^ln(x+y)

e^x+y

and I circled the answer: X+Y, but I get e^x+y which as an answer. All I wrote was ln and e cancel but I dont understand how they cancel.

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