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Homework Help: Simplifying equation

  1. Oct 17, 2007 #1
    I am trying to solve for the variable lambda in terms of A. After multiplying the denominator term over to the other side, how do I go on from there? I don't know how to get rid of the exponential terms.

    Thanks on advance.

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  3. Oct 17, 2007 #2
    You can take the log of both sides
     
  4. Oct 18, 2007 #3
    Or, you can use logical reasoning to conclude that if the bases on each side are equal, then...?
     
  5. Oct 18, 2007 #4

    HallsofIvy

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    "the bases on each side are equal" and exponential is a one-to-one function!
     
  6. Oct 18, 2007 #5
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  7. Oct 18, 2007 #6

    stewartcs

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    You're equation looks correct so far, but you can reduce it to lamba in terms of A.

    Hint: Expand the binomial on the RHS.
     
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