How would I go about solving equations of this form:
$$ x^x = n $$
for values of n that do not have obvious solutions through factoring, such as $27$ ($3^3$) or $256$ ($4^4$).
For instance, how would I solve for x in this equation: $$x^x = 7$$
I am a high school student, and I haven't exactly ventured into "higher mathematics." My first thought to approaching this equation was to convert it into a logarithmic form and go from there, but this didn't yield anything useful in the end.
My apologies if this question has been asked and answered already; I haven't been able to find a concrete answer on the matter.