Solving Logarithmic Equations







In this page solving logarithmic equations we are going to see how to solve value for some variables in a logarithmic equation of different bases. First let us start with simple problems.

Question 1 :

Simplify log ₇ (7x + 14) = 3

Solution :

If the log goes that side it will become

           (7x + 14) = 7³

           (7x + 14) = 343

                    7 x = 343 - 14

                    7 x = 329

                       x = 329/7

                       x = 47


Question 2 :

Simplify log ₃ (7 - x) - log ₃ (1 - x) = 3

Solution :

Since we have two log terms with same base we are going to combine them by using logarithmic formula

  log ₃ (7 - x) - log ₃ (1 - x) = 3

  log ₃ [(7 - x) ÷ (1 - x)] = 3

           (7 - x) ÷ (1 - x) = 3³

           (7 - x)/(1 - x) = 27

                     (7 - x)  = 27 (1 - x)

                       7 - x  = 27 - 27 x

                - x + 27 x = 27 - 7

                        26 x = 20

                            x = 20/26

                            x = 10/13


Question 3 :

Simplify  2 log ₅ x  = 3 log ₅ 2

Solution :

Since we have two log terms with same base we are going to combine them by using logarithmic formula

               2 log ₅ x  = 3 log ₅ 2

                  log ₅ x²  = log ₅ 2³

                  log ₅ x²  = log ₅ 8

                          x²  = 8

                          x  = √8

                          x  = √(2 x 2 x 2)

                          x  = 2 √2


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