## anonymous one year ago Find the solution to the equation. e^5x=25

1. freckles

e^(5x)=25 take ln( ) of both sides

2. freckles

This is so you can bring down the (5x) part

3. anonymous

okay, i have no idea how to to this equation at all! Could you help?

4. freckles

Well have you taken the ln( ) of both sides as I suggested ?

5. freckles

$e^{5x}=25 \\ \ln(e^{5x})=\ln(25)$ now just use power rule on the left hand side bring down the 5x in front of the ln(e) and recall ln(e)=1

6. freckles

can you tried to do that? bring down the 5x part in front of the ln(e)

7. anonymous

you had a math processing error up there^

8. freckles

try refreshing i don't see one on my end

9. freckles

But if you can't read it: 1st step: take ln( ) of both sides 2nd step: use power rule so you bring the 5x thing 3rd step: use that ln(e) is 1 4th step: just divide both sides by what x is being multiplied by.

10. freckles

if you want to type what you have so far I can check it