Questions related to real and complex logarithms.

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How to prove that the dependent variable could not be expressed explicitly in terms of the independent variable(s)?

Consider the equation that $$xy=\log{y}+1\text{.}$$ How does one prove that $y$ cannot be expressed explicitly in terms of $x$? By the way, I do not know how the adverb "explicitly" is strictly ...
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SUmmation of natural logarithm [duplicate]

Good day! Is there a formula that approximate the summation of natural logarithm of N as N runs from 1 to infinity?
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Estimation for a logarithmic function in $(0,\,1)$. A series should be used?

Let $f(t)\geq C_1t^{-\alpha}$ for all $t\in(0,\,\infty)$ and for some $C_1>0,\,\alpha>0$. and let $g(t)\geq C_2\left(\ln(t^{-1})\right)^\beta$ for all $t\in(0,\,1)$ and for some ...
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Solve $x=C \log(C \log(x+A)+B)$

Is it possible to resolve an equation of the type $$x=C\log{(C\log{(x+A)}+B)}$$ (where $A$, $B$, and $C$ are real-valued parameters) for $x$? As far as I can see, the function on the right hand ...
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Logarithm problem

If $a^x=b^y$, then how come $x\log a=y\log b$ holds? Can anyone show me how this is with all steps and necessary logarithm formula?
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what will be the value of this integral

$$ \large{ \int^{\Large{\frac{\pi}{2}}}_{0} \left[ e^{\ln\left(\cos x \cdot \frac{d(\cos x)}{dx}\right)} \right]dx}$$ We know that $\large{a^{log_a(c)} = c}$. But in this question, the expression in ...
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Is this manipulation with logs allowed?

$$\left( \frac{6}{7} \right) ^n < \frac{1}{65}$$ The answer is, by looking at which way the sign should be round: $$n > \log_\frac{6}{7}{\left(\frac{1}{65}\right)} \implies n>\frac ...
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L'Hôpital's rule exercise with natural log function

I'm looking for some advice on the following exercise: $$\lim_{x \to 0^+}{\ln{(\frac{1}{x}})}^x$$ This is my work so far: $$\lim_{x \to 0^+}{\ln{(\frac{1}{x}})}^x = \lim_{x \to ...
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Compound Interest Calculation

In __________ years a sum will double at $5\%$ per annum compound interest. Options given are: a. 15 years 3 months b. 14 years 2 months c. 14 years 3 months d. 15 years 2 months The way to ...
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Troubles understanding task for complex logarithm.

I have troubles understanding this question and what to do, the goal is to show that there is no complex determination of the logarithm and square root and those two are just some parts of the whole ...
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Solve $6^{x+8} = 4^{x-1}$

I tried doing $log_6\left(6^{x+8}\right) = log_6{4^{x-1}}$ I got stuck, and I don't think that was the right route.
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Upperbound a logarithmic expression that has a covariance matrix

Let $\Sigma$ be a $2\times 2$ covariance matrix and ${\bf h}$ a vector of complex values entries. $$A= \log(1+ {\bf h}^* \Sigma {\bf h} )$$ $$\Sigma = \begin{bmatrix} 1-|\rho_1|^2 & \rho_3 - ...
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Basic Logarithm question - I can't get both answers from quadratic

Here's the Question : If $xy$ = $64$ and $\log_x y + \log_y x = \frac{5}{2}$, find $x$ and $y$ I can get this to $$log_x y + \frac{1}{\log_x y} \frac{5}{2}$$ let $\log_x y = N$ $$N + ...
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$2^{x^{\cos(x)}}\sqrt{\cos(x)}$ can you rearrange mathematically to ${\cos(x)}\sqrt2^{x^{\cos(x)}}$ [duplicate]

$2^{x^{\cos(x)}}\sqrt{\cos(x)}$ can you rearrange mathematically to ${\cos(x)}\sqrt2^{x^{\cos(x)}}$ if $x > 0$ and $\cos(x) > 0$
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Integral with Logarithms

$$\displaystyle \int _{ 0 }^{ \pi /2 }{ \log(\cos(x))\log(\sin(x)) \ dx } = \dfrac { \pi { \ln}^{ A }(B) }{ C } -\dfrac { { \pi }^{ D } }{ E } $$ $$$$ This was one solution, but it went completely ...
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Proof of $\log^x{x} > x^{\sqrt{x}}$ for big $n$

How can I prove, that $$\log^x{x} > x^{\sqrt{x}}$$ for big $n$ ? I tried to logarithm those expressions, deduct them, somehow estimate the values but no luck. After few tries, I ended up with ...
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Gradient of a curve $y=\ln \sqrt{x+y}$

Find the gradient of the curve $y=\ln \sqrt{x+y}$ at the point when its y-coordinate is 1. My attempt, I differentiated and I got $\frac{dy}{dx}=\frac{1}{2x+2y-1}$. But I've problem in finding the ...
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Proving logarithm question

Prove: $$\log_a (bc)\times \log_b (ac)\times \log_c (ba)=2+\log_a (bc)+ \log_b (ac)+ \log_c (ba)$$ I took LHS and applied base change formula. I changed base to $`\text{abc'}$ Let $abc=\mu$ ...
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Interval of the solutions to $\log_{1/2}\log_2(\frac{1+2x}{1+x})>0$ is?

I consistently get $x>-1$ but that doesn't fit the possible solutions I've got. First step I do is state that $\log_2(\frac{1+2x}{1+x})<1$ Then express the $1$ as $\log_22$ and so on. What ...
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Another combined limit

I've tried to get rid of those logarithms, but still, no result has came. $$\lim_{x\to 0 x \gt 0} \frac{\ln(x+ \sqrt{x^2+1})}{\ln{(\cos{x})}}$$ Please help
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Integral with logarithm is positive

Given the following integral: $$I(f) = \int_\mathbb{R} f(x) \log \left(f(x) \sqrt{2\pi} e^{\frac{x^2}{2}}\right) dx,$$ where we assume $\int_{\mathbb{R}} f(x)\, dx =1$ and $f\geq 0$ a.e. Assume for ...
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How to solve for x in $2^{2x^2}+2^{x^2 + 2x + 2} =2^{5+4x}$

This is the question: $$\large{2^{2x^2}+2^{x^2 + 2x + 2} =2^{5+4x}}$$ What I did was put $~\large{2^{x^{2}}=t}$ From this, I got, roots of the quadratic: $$\large{-2^{x+1}\pm~\left( ...
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Solving equations with exponentials and a non-exponential term.

I know how to solve exponential equations. Just use logarithms, e.g., $$ 2^x-3=0 \\ 2^x=3 \\ x=log_23 \\ $$ But on a recent math test I found an equation of the form: $$ 2^{n-3}=\frac {20}{n} $$ ...
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Proof $\log(cn)$ is in $\Theta(\log(n))$

How can I prove that $\log(cn)$ is in $\Theta(\log(n))$, where $c$ is a constant? I tried to prove $c_1\log(n) \le \log(cn) \le c_2\log(n)$, where $c_1$ and $c_2$ are also constants, but I'm having ...
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Solve the equation $\log_{2} x \log_{3} x = \log_{4} x$

Question: Solve the equations a) $$\log_{2} x + \log_{3} x = \log_{4} x$$ b) $$\log_{2} x \log_{3} x = \log_{4} x$$ Attempted solution: The general idea I have been working on is to make them ...
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antiderivative of $\frac{1}{z(z-1)}$, complex logarithm

I have the domain $\mathbb{C} \backslash [0,1]$ and want to show that $$\int_\gamma \frac{1}{z(z-1)}dz = 0$$ for all closed curves $\gamma$. I want to accomplish this by explicitly finding an ...
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need approach to solve given logarithm expression

I was going through algorithm on sorting and encountered a logarithm problem which need to be solved. Question Statement is: For inputs of size n, insertion sort runs in $8n^2$ steps, while merge ...
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Basic Logarithm equation, and how best to approach this question logically

Question: Solve the equation $$\log_3 \left(1 - 3x\right) = \log_9 \left(6x^{2} - 19x + 2 \right)$$ There's quite a bit going on, I'm trying to think about the best point to start in order to ...
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Changing the base of a logarithm

I must simplify $\log_4 (9) + \log_2 (3)$. I have tried but I can't get the correct answer $2 \log_2 (3)$. How do I proceed?
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on the convergence of an infinite series involving logarithms

It looks like the following quantity $$ q(k)=\frac{k+1}{2k}(1+\log k) - \sum_{i=2}^k \frac{i}{k^2} \log i $$ tends to $3/4$ as $k$ goes to infinity. Is there a nice way to prove it?
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Compute $(\ln(n!))^2$

In a discrete mathematics past paper, I must solve the following problem: We know (from the Stirling approximation) that ...
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Simplifying Logs

Simplify: $$\frac{\log a + \log b - \log c}{\log d^2}$$ Using the basic properties of logs, the numerator should simplify to $\log (ab/c)$, if I'm not mistaken. The denominator $\log d^2 = 2 \log d$ ...
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$ \frac{1}{2} + \dots + \frac{1}{n} \le \log n $

could anyone give me any hint how to prove this ? $$ \frac{1}{2} + \dots + \frac{1}{n} \le \log n $$ just came acroos this expression in my book.
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Finding a base given an exponent

In math, the logarithm of a number $n$ in base 10, finds the exponent where 10 has to be raised to, to produce $n$ again. So if $Log_{10}(n) = p$ then $10^p = n$. What I'm looking for is essentially ...
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How to prove this logarithm equation?

Given : $$\log_{12}18 = a \text{ and }\log_{24}54=b$$ prove that: $$ab + 5(a-b) = 1$$ My attempt: I couldn't solve it in any way, as base were not common. I could solve it if base of second ...
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Basic simultaneous equation with logarithms

Question Solve giving your answers as exact fractions, the simultaneous equations : $$8^y = 4^{2x + 3} \tag{1}$$ $$\log_2 y = \log_2x + 4 \tag{2}$$ I think that the RHS of eq 1 can be split up, ...
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Logarithmic Differentiation equation, Help!

So, I have to differentiate this via $\log$. I am still learning, so please be patient, I will try to explain everything I did. Please tell me if it is correct. ...
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Integrals of the form ${\large\int}_0^\infty\operatorname{arccot}(x)\cdot\operatorname{arccot}(a\,x)\cdot\operatorname{arccot}(b\,x)\ dx$

I'm interested in integrals of the form $$I(a,b)=\int_0^\infty\operatorname{arccot}(x)\cdot\operatorname{arccot}(a\,x)\cdot\operatorname{arccot}(b\,x)\ dx,\color{#808080}{\text{ for ...
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Binary Search 2Log(n)+1 steps?

So this is probably a basic and slightly stupid question. So.....for a binary search to find a number it takes at most 2Log(n)+1 steps (or Log(2N) questions. Im not a math major or anything, but ...
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Dividing logarithms without using a calculator

The problem I have is: $\log16+\log25-\log36\over{\log10-\log3}$ (log is base 10 here) I have the answer as 2 but no idea how to reach it.. I need to work this out without the use of a calculator ...
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Growth rate of bacteria involving logarithmic functions

I was trying to solve the following question but I keep getting the wrong answer, could anyone help me out and see why? A bacteria culture starts with 900 bacteria and grows at a rate proportional to ...
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Numbers of solutions of the equation $\log_3\frac {2x^2+3x+3}{5} = \frac {1}{\log_{2x^2+3x+9}9}$

Pretty straightforward question. When I solved it, I got two positive and two negative solutions, so that would make 4 in total. None get discarded as the arguments in the logarithm still stay ...
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Roots of serie $\sum_{i=1}^N \frac{a_i + b_i \log(c_i - x)}{c_i - x}$

I encountered the following serie during an optimization problem: $\sum_{i=1}^N \frac{a_i + b_i \log(c_i - x)}{c_i - x}$ I need to find the roots of that serie, but I cannot find the way to find a ...
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Do these functions have the same domain: $y=\ln (x^2)$ and $y=2\ln(x)$

I believe the domain of the first one has all the $x\in\mathbb{R}$ different from $0$ and the second is $x>0$, but aren't these two functions equal?
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How does $\ln(x)$ blow up at $0$ and $\infty$.

In general: How do I figure out how fast a function blows up at a certain point or infinity? How fast does $\ln x$ blow up at $0$? Does it blow up as fast as $1/x$, $1/x^2$, or maybe faster than any ...
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SAT2 Level 2 Book Answer Error

I am currently studying for my SAT2 Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2 and was check my answers to a practice test when I can across this (below) question. Problem: George invests $\$1000$ into ...
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Solve $\int_{0}^{1} \log(x)\log(1-x) dx$ without convolution

Maybe it's too much to ask for, but is there a way to solve $\int \limits_{0}^{1} \log(x)\log(1-x) dx$ without convolution? Note that $\log x =\log_e x$.
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I always have some doubts regarding the inequalities in cases where the function become Complex in the field for the real numbers

Consider this inequality $x + \log\left(x \right)> \log\left (x\right) - 2$ Does this inequality has $-1$ as its solution ? It will be very helpful for me.
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Discrete math, Showing a recursive equation as equivalent to a non recursive equation.

I'm having trouble with this: Show that this recursive function: $L(n) = \{0 : n = 1\ ,\ \lfloor(L(n/2))\rfloor +1 : n \gt 1\}$ is equivalent to this non-recursive equation: $L(n) = ...
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Where to write the power with a logarithmic function?

This might be a simple question, but where would I write the power if I had a logarithmic function? Instinctively I would write it as $\log^y(x)$. But I'm not sure if this is correct. Should I be ...