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## Homework Statement

The problem asks to solve for x

log(x)=-4x+5 (the log has base 10 - not natural log)

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

log(x)=-4x+5

10^-4x+5=x

log(10^-4x+5)=log(x)

-4x+5*log(10)=log(x)

-4x+5=log(x)

seems at first to be a simple enough question to solve, however I only end up with a circular solution bringing me back to the original question when i take the log of this to bring down the exponent (of course)

Any help would be appreciated :)