1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data (e^x)^2-5(e^x)=0 2. Relevant equations I've reviewed my logarithmic rules, but I cannot get to the right solution. I should be trying to get one e^x on each side so that I can take the ln of both sides and end up with a simple algebraic process to solve. 3. The attempt at a solution This is as far as I get without running into my problem: (e^x)^2=5(e^x) I guess here I could take the ln of both sides, but I guess I'm confused about what happens to the x^2, and to the 5. Edit: Ahh, Thanks for the reminder. Don't wanna bump this any more. Took ln of both sides, ended with: 2x=ln5+x x=ln5 Is that the correct way to that solution?