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anonymous
 3 years ago
lnX = 1 ln(x+2)
I've done this so far:
(x/x+2)=1
e^2=(x/x+2)
e^2(x+2)=x
Idk if I am starting this right. Our teacher gave us an example problem similar to this and I am just following his steps. I feel like it's wayy off though. How would I get the correct answer?
Answer: 1+sqrt(1+e) any help is appreciated, please and thank you!
anonymous
 3 years ago
lnX = 1 ln(x+2) I've done this so far: (x/x+2)=1 e^2=(x/x+2) e^2(x+2)=x Idk if I am starting this right. Our teacher gave us an example problem similar to this and I am just following his steps. I feel like it's wayy off though. How would I get the correct answer? Answer: 1+sqrt(1+e) any help is appreciated, please and thank you!

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jennychan12
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1why did you divide? ((x/x+2)=1) and you forgot a ln . isn't it multiply? (ln(x(x+2) = 1) but your math is right.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I just saw this and I subtracted instead of multiplying. But I am not sure what to do after this. because my "1" turns into an "e^1" right?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0*i mean i subtracted (x+2) in stead of adding to both sides

jennychan12
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yeah. the subtract/add was the main mistake

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok. My main problem is the "e" now. I'm not sure where I place it from here on and how I would get it in my answer :O

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I've done this so far now: ln(x(x+2) = 1 x^2+2x=e^1 ??? It's just the e that Im getting stuck on

tkhunny
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Ikushinkan You teacher did NOT write (x/x+2). Notice how this is just 3 unless x = 0. Don't change variable names midequation ln(x) = 1 ln(x+2) Observe. Before you do anything else, notice that x > 0. Do you see why? Rearrange Using Algebra Rules ln(x) + ln(x+2) = 1 Use Logarithm Rules ln(x(x+2)) = 1 Use Logarithm Rules \(x(x+2) = e^{1} = e\) Rearrange Using Algebra Rules \(x^{2} + 2x  e = 0\) Solve, using the Quadratic Formula. Don't try to factor that. Remember, throw out the Negative result. Do you know why?

jennychan12
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1treat "e" as a number. you almost got it. move e to the other side use quadratic formula yeah @tkhunny explained it well. :) i don't think you ALWAYS throw out the negative result, i think. i think only throw it out if you plug it back in to the original equation and it doesn't work, then throw it out.

tkhunny
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No, in this case, it is clear and obvious that negative values for x are not appropriate. You do not ALWAYS discard them, only when it is appropriate to do so. The Domain of the logarithm function, y = log(x) is x > 0. No matter what you do after youobserve that, the Domain of the problem is still at least x > 0. There is no need to try negative values in the original problem statement. Simply discard them because they are not in the Domain. You may try them in the original equatin if you like, but it is a waste of time for something you should have seen from the beginning.

jennychan12
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no i know, but i was talking about in general. sorry for the confusion.

tkhunny
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Good call. That's why I put it under "Observe". It is hoped that other things will be observed for other problems. :)

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok I have: 1 +sqrt(2^2  4(1)(e))/2(1) 1+sqrt(44e)/2 but how does the two on the bottom cancel out??? D:

jennychan12
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i don't think it does you could just plug it into a calculator...?

tkhunny
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Application Error. \(x^{2} +2x−e=0\) You started with b = 2. That happened inside the radical , but something else happened at the beginning. Also, c = e, not +e. Notation Error. 2 +sqrt(2^2  4(1)(e))/2(1) This is no good. There are parentheses missing. Should Be: [2 +/ sqrt(2^2  4(1)(e))]/2(1). The parentheses (big square brackets in this case) are NOT optional.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok so Im getting this answer now: : [2 +/ sqrt(2^2  4(1)(e))]/2(1) how does that turn into 1+ sqrt(1+e) ? It isnt making sense to me

tkhunny
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What isn't making sense? 1) Why didn't you get two results? 2) e is just a number. If it has said sqrt(1+4), woudl that be a problem? sqrt(1+e) is just fine. You may just need to get used to it.

jennychan12
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1this is what you should have @Ikushinkan \[x = \frac{ 1 \pm \sqrt{(2)^24(1)(e)} }{ 2(1) } \] maybe that'll make more sense? i didn't do anything; i just wrote it in the equation editor. remember e is a constant e = 2.718281828

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yep! That is exactly what I got. I'm just not sure how that turns into "sqrt(1+e)". where did the "1" inside the aquare root come from?

jennychan12
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1it's the quadratic equation... \[x = \frac{ b \pm \sqrt {b^24ac} }{ 2a }\]

jennychan12
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@Ikushinkan did you get it?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes I did! Thanks for your help!:)

jennychan12
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1cool ^_^ no problem :)
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