# Natural log of a variable times the variable

1. Sep 7, 2011

### ill

so I've got this equation down to

x*ln(2/x) = 5

Can someone show/point me to a page where I can see how to solve this. I am under the impression it requires some type of ratio computation.

thanks!

2. Sep 7, 2011

### gb7nash

Last edited: Sep 7, 2011
3. Sep 7, 2011

### olivermsun

(hint: Try graphing the expression on the left.)

4. Sep 7, 2011

### uart

There are no real solutions to that equation. Are you interested in how to find the complex solutions?