anonymous 4 years ago compare each set of equations. Write a short summary of your findings for each. y=log[5]x and y=5^x

1. saifoo.khan

the left equation can be written as, $y = \frac{\log x}{\log 5}$

2. anonymous

So how does that compare the two though?

3. saifoo.khan

i dont really know.. the left one has log while the right one is more in exponential form.

4. anonymous

Would it be as if I could take the equation on the right, and rewrite it as a logarithm, and I could take the one on the left and rewrite it in exponential form?

5. saifoo.khan

kindda..

6. anonymous

But how could I turn the exponential form into a logarithm and how could I turn the logarithm into an exponential equation?

7. saifoo.khan

y=5^x this can be written as, $x = \log_5 y$

8. saifoo.khan

(if im not wrong)

9. anonymous

The first equation can be written as y= 5^x The second equation can be written as y= log(x)/log(5) Is that correct? or...