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 September 1st, 2016, 01:42 AM #1 Newbie   Joined: Sep 2016 From: England, Cambridge Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 algebra logarithms problem the question I was reading stated solve the following equation: log(x) + ln (x) = 4. and I got to the stage: log(x) + log(x)/log(e) = 4. but then the answers stated that you should do this next: log x(1 + 1/log(e)) = 4. Can someone explain that for me.
 September 1st, 2016, 01:59 AM #2 Senior Member   Joined: Apr 2014 From: Glasgow Posts: 2,164 Thanks: 736 Math Focus: Physics, mathematical modelling, numerical and computational solutions Just factorise $\displaystyle \log x$ in the same way you'd factorise $\displaystyle xy + 2x = x(y+2)$ Thanks from Bahozkaleez
 September 1st, 2016, 04:23 AM #3 Newbie   Joined: Sep 2016 From: England, Cambridge Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 I get it now. Thanks!!!!!

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