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marissa98
For the life of me I can't rememeber how to solve 3(1/2)^x. If I will show you how I would do it. Then can someone please explain what part I did wrong?
I would obviously start off by plugging in numbers for x.
have you been told what the value of x is?
I was told to graph it.
You can't solve it unless it's equal to something, or like stephchen said, if you knew \(x\).
well. Iwas plugging in numbers for x.
Oh, I see your second part now. You can graph it, sure.
if you're asked to graph it you don't have to find x
check this out: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=3%281%2F2%29%5Ex
Wel. it makes it easier because then you have an x and y value. so you can easily graphmultiple points.
Right. But graphing and solving are very different. If you wanted to solve the equation, as you originally said, you would need an equal sign (e.g., \(3 (\frac{1}{2})^{x} = 0\)).