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Write as a single logarithm and simplify your answer.

I am totally unsure as to how far this can be simplified. Should I be factoring the quadratic and then using the product/quotient rules?

Any help would be amazing!

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Use the facts that $$\ln M +\ln N =\ln MN$$ and $$\ln M -\ln N =\ln \frac{M}{N}$$ and $$a\ln M =\ln M ^a$$ Then your answer will come out to be $\ln\frac {(x^2+x+1)(x-1)^\frac {2}{3}}{x^2}$.

Hope this helps you.

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  • $\begingroup$ I know this isn't supposed to be used to say thank you, but I have to. I'm so grateful for your help! Seriously appreciate it. $\endgroup$ – edward Dec 6 '16 at 4:12
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