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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?
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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?
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marissa98Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I would obviously start off by plugging in numbers for x.
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marissa98Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
such as 1  1 and 2
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StephchenBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
have you been told what the value of x is?
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marissa98Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I was told to graph it.
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geoffbBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You can't solve it unless it's equal to something, or like stephchen said, if you knew \(x\).
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marissa98Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well. Iwas plugging in numbers for x.
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geoffbBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh, I see your second part now. You can graph it, sure.
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StephchenBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
if you're asked to graph it you don't have to find x
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StephchenBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
check this out: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=3%281%2F2%29%5Ex
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marissa98Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Wel. it makes it easier because then you have an x and y value. so you can easily graphmultiple points.
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geoffbBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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., \(3 (\frac{1}{2})^{x} = 0\)).
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