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October 25th, 2013, 05:49 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Oct 2013 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0  Logarithms question
p, q > 0 (log b_p q) + (log b_q p) = 5/2 pq = 54sqrt2 What is (p+q) /3? Can anyone give me pointers on where to start? 
October 25th, 2013, 06:57 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,912 Thanks: 1110 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Logarithms question
The notation is confusing. What is the base of each logarithm and what is the argument of each logarithm?

October 25th, 2013, 07:21 PM  #3  
Math Team Joined: Dec 2006 From: Lexington, MA Posts: 3,267 Thanks: 407  Re: Logarithms question Hello, cube198! I think I understand what you are saying . . . Quote:
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October 26th, 2013, 03:27 AM  #4 
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Either way, (p + q)/3 = 6 + ?2.

October 26th, 2013, 08:45 AM  #5 
Newbie Joined: Oct 2013 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0  Re: Logarithms question
Thank you very much to everyone that helped! 

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