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Homework Help: Solution of an exponential equation

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  1. Dec 2, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I am trying to solve an equation.
    128^b - 127^b = 147.058.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have tried numerical methods like Bisection method and Newton-Raphson, but I need analytical solution.
    Thank you.
     
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  3. Dec 2, 2017 #2

    haruspex

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    What makes you think there is one?
     
  4. Dec 2, 2017 #3

    Ray Vickson

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    Those are the only methods that will work in this problem. An analytical solution is not possible.
     
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