# Simultaneous equations using exponential functions

## Homework Statement

Solve the following equations using simultaneous equations

## Homework Equations

32x$$\times$$23y=17

4x$$\times$$5y=37

Appologies for the bad equation set-up. The large 'x' is a multiplication sign.

## The Attempt at a Solution

My attempt was to divide both of the equations together and then solve for x and y respectively, using the laws of logarithms.

## The Attempt at a Solution

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ehild
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What about taking the logarithm of both equations?

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HallsofIvy
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Excellent suggestion!

What about taking the logarithm of both equations?

ehild
Yes, i tried this. However the answer i get does not match the answer set in the textbook!

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