No solution, please. Just hint what I should do to get to a simplification.

$$e^{2x}\le e^x+6$$



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    $\begingroup$ You should include something about what you know of solving such problems, and where you are stuck. This will help answerers avoid wasting time (theirs and yours) telling you things you already know; also, it can help them avoid giving you too much of a hint and spoiling your fun. $\endgroup$ – Blue Oct 9 at 18:29
  • $\begingroup$ Are these a system of inequalities that you are trying to combine, or separate? If they are together use complex exponential representations of sines and cosines. $\endgroup$ – Legorhin Oct 9 at 18:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Durabys You need to mention simultaneous solution' and need to put and' between the two inequations. $\endgroup$ – Dr Zafar Ahmed DSc Oct 10 at 5:53
  • $\begingroup$ They are separate inequalities. $\endgroup$ – Durabys Oct 10 at 17:28

The first: Consider it a quadratic inequality in $y=e^x$.

The second: Shift one of the arguments so that both are sines or cosines and then apply an appropriate trigonometric formula.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, man! This what I needed. $\endgroup$ – Durabys Oct 10 at 19:30


The first one becomes a quadratic

In second one divide by cos (4x) which becomes$tan(4x)<0$ but here cos(4x) >0

Find the intersection of this inequality Then take case when cos(4x)<0 then $tan(4x)>0$ find intersection of this also.Then u'll get the inequality

  • $\begingroup$ The second hint is half wrong, you do not compare to zero afterwards. What about $\cos 4x<0$? $\endgroup$ – LutzL Oct 10 at 5:42

By $t=e^x>0$ we have

$$e^{2x}\le e^x+6\iff t^2-t-6\le0$$


$$\sin\left(4x\right)<\cos\left(4x\right)\iff \cos\left(4x\right)\left(\tan\left(4x\right)-1\right)<0$$



For the first, observe that $$e^{2x}-e^x-6=(e^x+2)(e^x-3)$$

and that $$(\forall x\in \Bbb R) \;\; e^x+2>0$$

For the second. Put $z=4x$. Then, the inequation can be written as




which is equivalent to



$$z-\frac{\pi}{4} \in \bigcup_{k\in \Bbb Z}(-\pi+2k\pi,0+2k\pi)$$ and

$$4x\in \bigcup_{k\in \Bbb Z}(-\frac{3\pi}{4}+2k\pi,\frac{\pi}{4}+2k\pi)$$

You can finish.


The domain for $$f(x)=e^{2x}-e^x-6<0 \implies (e^x-3)(e^2+2)<0$$ is $x <\ln 3.$ $f(-\infty)=-6, f'(x)=e^{x}(2e^x-1)=0 \implies x=-\ln 2, f''(-\ln 2) = 1/2>0, f_{min} =-\frac{25}{4}$. So for $x<-\ln 2$, the range of $f(x)$ is $R_1: (-25/4,-6)$.

Next, the function $g(x)=\sin(4x) -\cos(4x)$ is periodic and bounded in $R_2 :[-\sqrt{2},\sqrt{2}],$ as $R_1 \cap R_2=\phi$ (null), so there will be no real root. See below corves $f(x)$ (red) anf $g(x)$ (blue) they do not intersect for $x<0$, or more precisely for $x<\ln 3$.

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