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 2 years ago
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?
 2 years ago
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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marissa98
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I would obviously start off by plugging in numbers for x.

Stephchen
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1have you been told what the value of x is?

marissa98
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I was told to graph it.

geoffb
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You can't solve it unless it's equal to something, or like stephchen said, if you knew \(x\).

marissa98
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well. Iwas plugging in numbers for x.

geoffb
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh, I see your second part now. You can graph it, sure.

Stephchen
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1if you're asked to graph it you don't have to find x

Stephchen
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1check this out: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=3%281%2F2%29%5Ex

marissa98
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wel. it makes it easier because then you have an x and y value. so you can easily graphmultiple points.

geoffb
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Right. 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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