I cant seem to find where im going wrong on this Question. it asks to solve:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

log_3 (2x+3) - log_3(X+1) = 2 where _3 is the base of 3 for log

so far i moved the log_3(x+1) to the right side of equal sign. then i moved the 2 up as an exponent:

log_3(2x+3) = log_3(x+1)^2 then i cancelled the logs out and moved the 2 back down so its :

2x+3 = 2(x+1)

then distributed the 2 to the x+1 , but then the x's cancel.

i think that maybe i should have just left it as (x+1)^2 ? is that where im going wrong? or do i actually have to divide 2x+3 by x+1 instead of moving the log_3(x+1) over?

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Homework Help: Solving logarithms

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**