1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I was doing a math problem, where I forgot to simplify e3ln2. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution Instead of doing e3ln2 = eln(2^3) = eln(8) = 8, I did the following: e3ln2 = e3*eln2 = 2e3 However, 2e3 ≠ 8. What happened? Mod edit: The OP figured it out.