If $x>0$ and $x^a=x^b$ can one assume that $a=b$? The answer says it's not right. I've tried coming up with a counter-example but keep failing.
Thanks in advance!
Let's take a log and see what happens:
$$\log(x^a) = \log(x^b)\Longrightarrow a\log x = b\log x \Longrightarrow (b-a)\log x = 0.$$
There are two cases to consider here. I'll let you figure out what those are.