Simultaneous equations using exponential functions

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Homework Statement



Solve the following equations using simultaneous equations

Homework Equations



32x[tex]\times[/tex]23y=17

4x[tex]\times[/tex]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.

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The Attempt at a Solution


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ehild
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What about taking the logarithm of both equations?

ehild
 
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HallsofIvy
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Excellent suggestion!
 
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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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Show your work.

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