Questions related to real and complex logarithms.

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Can one use logarithms to solve the equations $2=3^x + x$ and $2=3^x x$?

Could someone explain how would you solve: $$2=3^x + x$$ and $$2=3^x \cdot x$$ I can only solve halfway through. And why is $$10^{\log (x)}= x$$ Thanks
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It's on Indefinite Integrals

$$\int \sqrt{ 1 + 2 \tan x ( \tan x + \sec x )} dx$$ Please tell me the way of solving such questions. like what could i assume sec x or sec x tan x to be equal to?
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How does exponentiation relate to multiplication?

My book derives the logarithm function as a definite integral of $1/x$ and defines the exponential function as its inverse. It then extends this definition to other bases: $$b^x = e^{\ln (b) x}$$ ...
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Using Riemann sums to show that $\sum_{i=1}^n 1/i = \log{n} +c+O(1/n)$

I want to show that there exists a constant $c$ such that: $$ \sum_{i=1}^n 1/i = \log{n} +c+O(1/n) $$ I am thinking about Riemann sums. Any hints on that?
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Pre-calculus algebra logarithm question

I don't understand how to solve this equation. Been struggling with it and don't know how to start: $$\log_2x=8+9\log_x2$$ Can someone please help me out?
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Rearrange the equation and solve for $y(x)$

How do I solve for $y$? $$ \ln\left(\frac{y-1}{y+1}\right)= x^2 $$
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Solve $5^{2x+2}-5^{x+2}+6=0 $

How do we solve $5^{2x+2}-5^{x+2}+6=0 $? I know I have to use logarithms but I am not sure how to do it.
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Is it possible to use complex logarithm to integrate $1/(z+i)$ along a path?

Evaluate the following on the path $\gamma_1$ with endpoints $[-1,1+i]$ $$ \begin{align} I_1=\frac{i}{2}\int_{\gamma_1} \frac{1}{z+i}dz -\frac{i}{2}\int_{\gamma_1}\frac{1}{z-i}dz \end{align} $$ Am I ...
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What is the method to correctly isolate $y$ as the dependent variable for $x = e^y$?

In this youtube video about 5:00 minutes in, the instructor makes the point that you can simply exchange the $x$ and $y$ values of the exponential form $x = e^y$ of the equation $y = ln x$ to make $y$ ...
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Logarithm Equality

$$\sqrt{\log_x\left(\sqrt{3x}\right)} \cdot \log_3 x = -1$$ I am not entirely sure how to go about solving for $x$. I cannot square each side because the product isn't $≥ 0$, I can't think of any ...
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Expansion of Logarithms with Cube Roots

Does the following expand to the following $$ \log_6(11^6\sqrt[3]{12}) $$ = $ 6\log_6(11) + \log_6 (\sqrt[3]{12})$
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Identity with logarithms?

Is it correct? $$(\log\,n)^{(\log\,n)} = n^ {(\log\,\log\,n)} $$ If yes and they are equal, how can I get $(\log n)^{\log n}$ from $n^{\log \log n}$ ? Thanks.
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Show that $\log[(1+i)^2]\neq 2\log(1+i)$

The problem is as stated in the title. I found that the $\mathrm{Log}[(1+i)^2] = 2\mathrm{Log}(1+i)$. We know that $$\mathrm{Log}(z)=\ln(r)+i\theta$$ Now, without defining a branch, doesn't that mean ...
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Solving equations having both log and exponential forms

How can one Solve equations having both log and exponential forms: For eg... $e^x$ $=$ $\log_{0.001}(x)$ gives $x=0.000993$ (according to wolfram-alpha ...
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Proof of the analyticity of complex logarithm

Let $a\in(-\pi,\pi]$ and $f:G\to\mathbb C$, $G = \{ z\in\mathbb C\setminus\{0\},\operatorname{Arg}z\neq a \}$ $$f(z)=\ln|z|+\imath \arg_a z,\quad a<\arg_az<a+2\pi$$ Prove that $f$ is ...
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Is $f(x) = 2 + \ln x$ another way to write $f(x) =\log_e x +2$?

I just want to make sure I am correctly understaning this concept. $f(x) = 2 + \ln x$ is the same as $f(x) =\log_e x +2$ Thus my T graph would look like so: e^y|x+2 -3|2.049 -2|2.135 ...
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How do I rewrite a logarithm in exponential form, so as to plot it? $f(x) = 2\log x$

How do I write $f(x)=2\log x$ in exponential form? Is $2(10)^y=x$ correct?
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Does loga/logb = log(a^(1/logb))?

I know $\log(a^b)=b\log(a)$. However, Wolfram Alpha tells me that $\frac{\log(a)}{\log(b)}$ does not equal $\log(a^\frac{1}{\log(b)})$. Is Wolfram Alpha correct? If it is, why is it correct? I'm ...
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Finding the transfinite diameter of the level sets of complex logarithm

Given a simply-connected domain $|g(z)|\ge C$ how can I find the analytic conformal mapping guaranteed by the Riemann mapping theorem? In particular I'm interested in finding the transfinite diameter ...
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What is the logaritmic form of $v=Ae^{Bi}$

I am reading a scientific paper, which uses a model of the form $v=Ae^{Bi}$ and then it says that this model has the following logarithmic form $\ln (v) = Bi + ln(A)$ where A is a constant. But the ...
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How to use the Comparison Test to investigate the convergence of $\sum (\ln n)/n^\alpha$?

Let $$\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\ln n}{n^\alpha}, \alpha\in\Bbb{R}$$ I need to investigate the convergence of this series. I've read that since the series is positive for all $n$ then it ...
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Multivariable-calculus, logarithms

I got the function $f(x,y)=\ln(1+x^2+y^2)$. There are three tasks to answer. a)Decide the function´s stationary points and classify them if possible. Here I got the answer to $(0,0)$ is a local ...
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How to solve $\log _{x^{2}-3}(x^{2}+6x)<\log _{x}(x+2)$?

How to solve the following inequality $$\log _{x^{2}-3}\left(x^{2}+6x\right)<\log _{x}(x+2)\ ?$$
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A Method For Calculating Large Exponents Quickly

I've derived a formula for calculating large exponents quickly: $$a^b = 2 \cosh( - b \log( a ) )$$ My question is: Has anyone seen anything similar? I am curious if either it's novel OR if I have ...
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Can this log question be simplified?

$ { 2^{log_3 5}} -  {5^{log_3 2}}.$ I don't know any formula that can apply to it or is there a formula?? Even a hint will be helpful.
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Find real-valued sequences $x(n)$ for which $c^{x(n)} = o(1/n )$

For which $x=x(n)$ does it hold that $$c^x = o\left(\frac{1}{n}\right)$$ where $c\in(0,1)$ is a constant. So clearly, for $x=n$, this is true. But for which $x =o(n)$ does this hold? I thought ...
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How to scale a equation e.g. by log

I'm currently trying to scale an equation since the numbers I have to calculate with are pretty large and Matlab outputs Infinity (Inf). However, the question here is more about the mathematics behind ...
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Generalize logarithmic coincidences

After playing around with logarithms, I've found the following coincidences: $\log_{10}{2} \approx 0.3$, since $2^{10} \approx 10^3$, and $\log_{10}{5} \approx 0.7$, since $5^{1000} \approx ...
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How to solve this kind of equation $(x^y=y^x)$

I'm little bit stuck with this system of equations : $x^y=y^x$ and $x^3=y^2$ An obvious solution is $(x,y) = (1,1)$ but what about the solution $(9/4,27/8)$ ? I know the relation $a^r=e^{r ...
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How to use the logarithm method to solve $18^{4x-3}=(54\sqrt{2})^{3x-4}$ for $x$?

What value will satisfy this equation: $$18^{4x-3}=(54\sqrt{2})^{3x-4}$$ Please use the logarithm method. I am having a problem in expressing $54\sqrt{2}$ in the power of $18$. My book simply ...
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Exponential equation: $2e^{-x} - e^{-2x}=0.$ [closed]

$2e^{-x} - e^{-2x}=0.$ the correct answer is $x=-\ln2$. How do I get there?
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Normalizing Data for Graph

Firstly, sorry for the long post, but I must be detailed in my explanation here. This is a computer science heavy topic, and I've posted it on the CS section of Stack Overflow already, but the main ...
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Solve for $x$ in the equation [closed]

Please help me to solve for x using maybe logarithm or exponential rules (or both) $$ 5^x=2 \cdot 3^x $$
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Solving the logarithimic inequality $\log_2\frac{x}{2} + \frac{\log_2x^2}{\log_2\frac{2}{x} } \leq 1$

I tried solving the logarithmic inequality: $$\log_2\frac{x}{2} + \frac{\log_2x^2}{\log_2\frac{2}{x} } \leq 1$$ several times but keeping getting wrong answers.
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Dealing with Logarithms. $\log(b^x + a) = \log(c)$

What methods/techniques are available to solve for x in the following type of situation: $$ \log(b ^x+a)=\log( c ) $$ The only log methods I have been exposed to are using the power laws and bring x ...
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Deriving cost function using MLE :Why use log function?

I am learning machine learning from Andrew Ng's open-class notes and coursera.org. I am trying to understand how the cost function for the logistic regression is derived. I will start with the cost ...
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Solution for this Logarithmic Equation

Recently I was going through a problem from the book Problems in Mathematics - *V Govorov & P Dybov* . $$(x-2)^{\log^2(x-2)+\log(x-2)^5-12}=10^2\log(x-2)$$ I tried solving by first considering ...
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What is the reason to introduce and study logarithmic functions?

I don't understand why logarithms exist when we have exponential functions. Exponential functions seem to be an easier and less convoluted way to write something. Why invent logarithms to do something ...
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Is this double limit for logarithms true?

Mathematica knows that: $$\gamma = \lim_{n\to \infty } \, \lim_{s\to 0} \, \left(\int \frac{(s+1)^{-\exp (n)-1}+s-1}{s} \, ds+\frac{(s+1)^{-n-1}+s-1}{s}\right)$$ Where $\gamma$ is Euler Gamma ...
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How does the Sin and Cos scale on a slide rule work and what is the formula for it?

As I described in this question, I am trying to make a printable slide rule (similar to the slide rule provided in this SciAm article). I have made most of the parts of it but I can't make the Sin and ...
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$\int_0^1\frac{1-t}{(t-2)\ln t}\,dt$ integral

I have two related questions. The first is: Is there a closed form expression for: $$\int_0^1\frac{1-t}{(t-2)\ln t}\,dt\approx0.507834$$ I know that there are some very superb integrators on this ...
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Approximation for the convolution of normal and lognormal distributions

$$X \sim \ln\mathcal{N}(\mu_X,\,\sigma_X)$$ $$Y \sim \mathcal{N}(0,\,1)$$ $$Z = X + Y$$ I want to find the probability density functions and cumulative distribution functions of $Z$. As the below is ...
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Solving the system with logarithms

I tried solving the system $ \begin{cases} (4x)^{\log_2 (2y)} = 64 \\ (8y)^{\log_2 (2y)} = 256 \end{cases} $ several times but still keep getting wrong solutions.
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Why $0^0$ is not equal to $1$? [duplicate]

Suppose that 0^0= x Then, taking logarithm in both side we got: 0*log 0= log x Left hand side is equal to 0, so: 0= log x Then, the satisfied value of x is only 1. So, 0^0= 1 But, in calculus ...
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Mechanic method to draw a logarithmic spiral?

I'm in the need to draw (more like to use a wood router to carve a groove) a logarithmic spiral in a piece of wood. So, I got a router that is attached to a stick, I draw a circle by rotating the ...
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Solving $e^{4x}+3e^{2x}-28=0$

How to solve this equation: $$e^{4x}+3e^{2x}-28=0$$ I don't know how to solve this problem. I read over another example, $e^{2x}-2e^x-8=0,$ and it said that $e^{2x}$ is $e$ to the $x$ squared, ...
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Ramanujan log-trigonometric integrals

I discovered the following conjectured identity numerically while studying a family of related integrals. Let's set $$ R^{+}:= \frac{2}{\pi}\int_{0}^{\pi/2}\sqrt[\normalsize{8}]{x^2 + \ln^2\!\cos x} ...
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Linearizing non-linear least squares: Problem with derivatives

We want to approximate $$y_i \approx a b^{x_i}$$ and thus have $$S=\sum_{i=1}^m (ab^{x_i}-y_i)^2$$ as least squares error term. This term is not linear in b, so it is not easy to calculate its ...
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Having trouble solving $\log (x − 21) = 2 − \log x$ for $x$

I'm having trouble with this problem: $\log (x − 21) = 2 − \log x$, solve for $x$. I'm coming up with $x=-5$ but that can't be right.
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Limit of log with factor

Problem If $$\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} f(n) - \log n - \log \log n = y$$ where $f$ is some function, does this imply that $$ \lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} f(n) - \log (xn) - \log \log n = y$$ for ...