8.6 Solving Logarithmic Equations
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Chapter 8
Section
8.6
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\log_2x=2\log_25

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Q1a

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\log_3x=4\log_33

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Q1b

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\log x=3\log2

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Q1c

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\log(x-5)=\log10

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Q1d

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\displaystyle{\log_2x=\frac{1}{2}\log_23}

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Q1f

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\log_x625=4

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Q2a

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\displaystyle{\log_x6=-\frac{1}{2} }

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Q2b

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\log_5(2x-1)=2

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Q2c

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\log(5x-2)=3

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Q2d

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\log_x0.04=-2

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Q2e

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\log_5(2x-4)=\log_536

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Q2f

Given the formula from Example 1 for the magnitude of an earthquake, \displaystyle{R=\log\left(\frac{a}{T}\right)+B}, determine the value of a if R=6.3, and T=1.6

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\displaystyle{\log_x27=\frac{3}{2}}

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Q4a

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\log_3(3x+2)=3

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Q4c

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\displaystyle{\log_{\frac{1}{3}}27=x}

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Q4e

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\displaystyle{\log_{\frac{1}{2}}x=-2}

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Q4f

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\log_2x+\log_23=3

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Q5a

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\log3+\log x=1

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Q5b

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\displaystyle{\log_52x+\frac{1}{2}\log_59=2}

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Q5c

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d) \log_4x-\log_42=2

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Q5d

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e) 3\log x-\log3=2\log3

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Q5e

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\log_34x+\log_35-\log_32=4

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Q5f

Solve \log_6x+\log_6(x-5)=2. Check for inadmissible roots.

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Q6

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\log_7(x+1)+\log_7(x-5)=1

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Q7a

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\log(x-2)+\log_3x=1

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Q7b

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\log_6x-\log_6(x-1)=1

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Q7c

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\log(2x+1)+\log(x-1)=\log9

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Q7d

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\log(x+2)+\log(x-1)=1

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Q7e

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3\log_2x-\log_2x=8

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Q7f

Describe the strategy that you would use to solve each of the following equations. (Do not solve.)

\log_9x=\log_94+\log_95

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Q8a

Describe the strategy that you would use to solve each of the following equations. (Do not solve.)

\log x-\log2=3

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Q8b

Describe the strategy that you would use to solve each of the following equations. (Do not solve.)

\log x=2\log8

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Q8c

Solve \log_a(x+2)+\log_a(x-1)=\log_a(8-2x).

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Q10

Solve \log_5(x-1)+\log_5(x-2)-\log_5(x+6)=0.

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Explain why there are no solutions to the equations \log_3(-8)=x and \log_{-3}9=x.

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a) Without solving the equation, state the restrictions on the variable x in the following: \log(2x-5)-\log(x-3)=5

b) Why do these restrictions exist?

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If \displaystyle{\log\left(\frac{x+y}{5}\right)=\frac{1}{2}(\log x+\log y)}, where x>0, y>0, show that x^2+y^2=23xy

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Q15

Solve \displaystyle{\frac{\log(35-x^3)}{\log(5-x)}=3}.

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Q16

Given \log_2a+\log_2b=4, calculate all the possible integer values of a and b. Explain your reasoning.

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Q17

Solve the following system of equations algebraically.

y=\log_2(5x+4)

y=3+\log_2(x-1)

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Q18

Solve each equation.

a) \log_5(\log_3x)=0

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Q19a

Solve each equation.

b) \log_2(\log_4x)=1

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Q19b

If \displaystyle{\left(\frac{1}{2}\right)^{x+y}=16} and \log_{x-y}8=-3, calculate the values of x and y.

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