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Solution of an exponential equation

Probably very simple question. Why the solution of $$1=n(1-a)^{t}$$ in terms of $t$ is equal to: $$t=\frac{\ln n}{\ln \frac{1}{1-a}}$$
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How do I prove this derivation?

I hope you can help me with this one because I seem to not quiet get a start here :/ Lets say we got a $b\in\mathbb{R}_{\gt 0}$ and a $y\in\mathbb{R}$ and we define $b^y:=\exp\left(\ln b \cdot ...
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Why does this inequality stand?

I want to ask something about: "Since $i \log_e i$ is concave upwards, it is easy to show that $$\sum_{i=2}^{n-1} i \log_e i \leq \int_2^n x \log_e x \,dx \leq \frac{n^2 \log_e ...
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How to express $\log^p(n)$ where $p<0$?

I know $\log^4n=\log(\log(\log(\log(n))))$ and $(\log(n))^4=\log(n)\cdot\log(n)\cdot\log(n)\cdot\log(n)$ How do you express something like $\log^pn$ where $p<0$?
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How to prove that $f(x) - f(x-1)$ approaches $\frac{\log_{10}(10)}{\log_{10}(e)}$?

Let $$f(x) = \sum_{n=1}^{10^x}\frac{1}{n}$$ I noticed that as x approaches $\infty$, $f(x) - f(x - 1) \approx 2.3025$. After a bit of experimenting, I found that $2.3025... = ...
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How does $n < 2^n$ become $\log n < n$ by taking log of both sides?

How does $n < 2^n$ become $\log n < n$ by taking the log of both sides? I understand the left side but I do not understand the right side of the inequality. The once was $\log 2^n$ becomes $n$ ...
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Find the leftmost (most significant digits) of a large exponent calculation, say $99^{99}$

I want to find the initial 10 digits of an exponent calculation whose result is a very large number - Say, $99^{99} = 3.697296 \times 10^{197}$ I only need to know the digits $3697296$ Is there any ...
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Problem on logarithms

if lg2=x, lg3=y ,then i) 2/9 ii) 75 iii) 0.0015 Write logarithm base 10 of x and y Please help me to resolve this problem. For first one I got this, Is this correct? 10^x=2 10^y=3 =10^x / (10^y)^2 ...
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$a_{n+1}=\log(1+a_n),~a_1>0$. Then find $\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} n \cdot a_n$

Suppose that $a_{n+1}=\log(1+a_n),~a_1>0$. Then find $\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} n \cdot a_n$. I can find $\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty}a_n=0$. But I have no idea to find $\lim_{n \rightarrow ...
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Double solutions and plotting transcendental equations

I have the following transcendental equation: $y^2 - \log(y)^2 = 4\cdot\log(x) + 4/x + C$ and I aim to plot the equation in the positive, real quadrant, with $x>0$ (actually in the $0 < x ...
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Reverse an equation with ln and power

I'm trying to solve for $x$ in the following equation: $\ln(y) = a \cdot (\ln(x)) ^ b + c$ $a = 0.0838 b = 2.6275 c = 0.2506$ but my results look bad. Can anybody show me his demonstration ?
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Reasoning behind multiplying by conjugates

What is the reason behind multiplying by conjugates? I am currently studying single variable calculus and throughout the lessons from the text I'm using, the reasoning as to why one would multiply by ...
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How many numbers less than $x$ have a prime factor that is not $2$ or $3$

I am trying to figure out the number of integers greater than $1$ and less than or equal to $x$ that have a prime factor other than $2$ or $3$. For example, there are only two such integer less than ...
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Existence and uniqueness of a function generalizing a finite sum of powers of logarithms

I hope to find a proof of the following conjecture: $(1)$ For every $a>0$ there is a convex analytic function $f_a:\mathbb R^+\to\mathbb R$ such that: $f(1)=0$ and $\forall x>1,\ ...
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Is there any solution to this problem? [closed]

$$\large 10^\alpha = \alpha^{50}$$
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Discrete logarithm when $\alpha$ is not a primitve root

When a number $\alpha$ is a primitive root for a prime number $n$ then $\beta \equiv \alpha^{x} \mod n$ can be written as $x = \log_\alpha(\beta) \mod n-1 $. If $n$ is not a prime, the equation ...
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Limit and L'Hopitals

I'm having trouble with this problem. $\lim{n \to \infty} (1+\frac 3n)^n$ My professor said to use a proof to figure out that the limit of the ln of the function is 3, but I can't figure out how to ...
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Proving analytic continuation, choosing suitable branch cuts,

Consider the function $$f(z)=\log[(z^2+1)^{1/2}],\quad z>0$$ where the branch is chosen so that $(z^2+1)^{1/2}>0$ for $z>0$ and the log denotes the principal branch. Let $R$ be the union of ...
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How to integrate $\ln \big( b + \sqrt{b^2 + c^2 + x^2}\,\big)$?

I am looking to demonstrate the following result. Any ideas are much appreciated. $$ \begin{align}\int \ln \left( b + \sqrt{b^2 + c^2 + x^2}\right) dx = &\;x \ln \left( b + \sqrt{b^2 +c^2 ...
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Alternate proof for “$\log_{10}{2}$ is irrational”

I need to prove that $\log_{10}{2}$ is irrational. I understand the way this proof was done using contradiction to show that the even LHS does not equal the odd RHS, but I did it a different way and ...
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Interpret a linear scale as a logarithmic scale

Answer The solution to my question is $10^{\log{logMin}+\frac{x-linMin}{linMax-linMin}(\log{logMax}−\log{logMin})}$ with $x$ being a value on a linear scale $linMin$ to $linMax$ that is being ...
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Hard question on logarithm [closed]

$$\log_7(\log_3(\log_2 x)) = 0$$ Find $x$. The solutions to the system of equations $$\left\{\begin{array}{cc}\log_{225} x + \log_{64} y &= 4\\ \log_x 255 - \log_y 64 &= ...
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Find the derivative of $F(x) = x^7 \ln(x^3 e^{3x^2 -8})$

Find $F'(x)$ for $$F(x) = x^7 \ln(x^3 e^{3x^2 -8})$$ Here is what I have so far: $$(7x^6)(3x^2)$$
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Is it possible to have Logarithm with base 1 or 0?

I am wondering is there any definition that allows logarithm to have base 0 or 1 in real or complex fields (considering Euclidean space)?? Out-coming question is if you can define a logarithm with ...
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Some trouble with algebra using logarithms and summations

I'm having some embarrassing trouble with algebraic manipulation. I have the function $$f(y) = y^Tx-\log\sum_{i=1}^ne^{x_i}$$ and for each $i = 1,2,\ldots,n$ $$y_i = {e^{x_1} \over ...
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Must square root of e be positive?

I have always thought that there is two solutions to the square root of a real number, one being positive and the other being negative. However, in Penrose's book, A Road to Reality, he seems to claim ...
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How can I differentiate this equation?

I need to differentiate this: $$ y = b(e^{ax}-e^{-ax}) $$ I've got the solution from a book, but I don't found the process to differentiate it. The solution is: $$ y = ab(e^{ax}+e^{-ax}) $$ Here ...
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Why are there two series representations of the natural logarithm?

On the Wikipedia article of the natural logarithm one finds two different series representations for $\ln(x)$: $\ln(x)= (x - 1) - \frac{(x-1) ^ 2}{2} + \frac{(x-1)^3}{3} - \frac{(x-1)^4}{4} \cdots$ ...
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PDF of the logarithm of a chi-squared random variable

Could someone give me a hint, what could be the expression of the PDF of the following random variable Y: Y = a*log(b+X), where a,b are constants and X is a noncentral chi-squared distributed random ...
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How to differentiate $\ln(a^x)$?

Can someone give me the process to differentiate this (with respect to $x$)? $$ \ln(a^x) $$
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Two (strictly related) proofs by induction of inequalities.

Predictably, I'm stuck with the inductive steps. Let $p_m$ be the largest prime factor of $a_n$ and set $\lim_{n\to \infty}\frac{\log a_n}{p_m}=1$. Suppose also this ratio converges to $1$ faster than ...
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Solving for $x$ using $\ln$ or any possible way.

$$ 12.46x=1-(1+x)^{-20} $$ I tried solving for $x$ using $\ln$ and other methods but the only answer i got was 0.8. The correct answer is approximately to $0.05$.
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Who are the two men credited with inventing logarithms?

This is a bonus question on a pre-calculus quiz I've been tasked with grading. Napier is clearly one of the answers. Who should I accept for the second inventor? In particular, should Newton be ...
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How I can solve this equation with respect to the variable $t$?

How I can solve this equation with respect to the variable $t$? $$\left\lfloor{\frac{\ln(t+1)}{\ln 2}}\right\rfloor=\left\lfloor{\frac{\ln t}{\ln2}}\right\rfloor+1$$ where $\left\lfloor {y} ...
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Lower estimate for $(\frac{\ln(1+2x)}{\ln(1+x)}-1)(1+2x)^{1/2}$ where $x>0$

I want to prove that: $$\left(\frac{\ln(1+2x)}{\ln(1+x)}-1\right)(1+2x)^\frac{1}{2}\geq 1$$ where $x>0$. Any help appreciated. Thanks!
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How to get the peak value of this logarithmic equation?

Is there a way to get the peak point of the following equation? $$ (a_1-a_2 x)\ln\left(1+\frac{b_1 x}{b_2 x+b_3}\right),$$ where $a_1,a_2,b_1,b_2,b_3$ are all positive constant values and $x$ is also ...
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Is this change of variable correct?

Take the following function: $$\frac{dn}{d[\log(x)]} = a\exp{\frac{-(\log(x) - b)^2}{c}}$$ I'm interested in obtaining the form for $dn/dx$, so I take: $$\frac{d[\log(x)]}{dx} = \frac{1}{x} ...
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Solve the recurrence relation by taking the logarithm of both sides and making the substitution $b_n = \lg a_n$

Solve this recurrence relation: $$a_n = \left(\frac{a_{n-2}}{a_{n-1}}\right)^{\frac{1}{2}}$$ by taking the logarithm of both sides and making the substitution $$b_n = \lg a_n$$ A couple years ago ...
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Cauchy Principal Value for log integral

How do I evaluate the expression $\lim_{\xi\to0}(\int_0^\xi\! \ln(\frac{1}{r})\frac{F}{\xi} \, \mathrm{d}r) $ , where$\ F,\xi $ are real numbers and $\xi\geq0$. Integration gives the expression ...
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Summation of logarithms

I am trying to calculate the sum $\ln(a-x_1)+\ln(a-x_2)+....+\ln(a-x_n)$ and solve it somehow with respect to a ($x_1,x_2,....,x_n$ are measurements of a simulation) . The number of terms in the sum ...
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Complicated Logarithm

If $x>0$, $y>0$, and $$x^2 + y^2=98xy$$ then $\log(x+y)$ can be expressed as $A\log(x)+B\log(y)+C$ where $A,B,C$ are real numbers and all logarithms are base $10$ logarithms. Compute $100ABC$. ...
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series involving a logarithm of ${1\over ln^2(n)}$

$${\sum_{n=2}^\infty}= {1\over ln^2(n)}$$ Can I substitute ${x}$=${1\over ln(n)}$ and using the integral test, set it up to be $${\lim_{t\to infty}}= \int_2^tx^2 dx$$ and solve from there? and then ...
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Solve(Using Logarithms)

Another problem I can't quite figure out: ${1\over2}\ln(a+1) + \ln 5 = 1$ Solve using logarithms. Thank you!
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the difference between these two logarithm

I was just wondering what is the difference between ${1\over \ln(n^2)}$ and ${1\over \ln^2(n)}$ I know that ${1\over \ln(n^2)}$ is ${1\over 2\ln(n)}$ through the power rule, but I am not so sure ...
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Solve the equation(using logarithms)

I'm having trouble with this math problem: Solve the equation(using logarithms) $7^{2x+1} = 5^x$ Thanks!
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Logarithm - Convert to exponential form

this needs to be converted to exponential form and I can't seem to figure it out. Any help is appreciated, thank you! $$10 \log(1+i) = \log 2$$
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Logarithm help - change to exponential form, solve.

I need help with number 55 and 57 here. I need to change to exponential form and solve, but I can't seem to figure them out. Thanks! Solve for $P$ $$\dfrac23\log R+0.05=\log P$$
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Solving an exponential equation without the quadratic formula

High school math student here. In my homework I was asked to solve $16^x +4^{x+1} - 3= 0$ and I used substitution to get $x=\log_4{(-2+\sqrt7)}$. However, this was in the chapter on ...
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Limit question $\infty^{0}$ type

$$\lim_{x\to\frac{\pi}{2}^-} (\tan x)^{\cos x}$$ I just tried to write $e^{\ln(\tan x^{\cos x})}$ form but I couldn't solve the limit.
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Understanding the transformation of values when plotting logscale in Matlab.

I'm playing with some transistor test data and having trouble understanding what is probably a very basic principle. Below are my two graphs, plotted linearly and then with a logarithmic scale on the ...