Example 1

Solve the exponential equation. Note: This applet is dynamic. The right side of the equation generates different values each time a new base is entered.
  1. Find a common base for both sides of the equation, if one exists.
  2. Rewrite the equation so that both sides have the same base.
  3. Solve for x by setting the exponents equal to each other.
  4. Check your answer.
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