This is already done for us in this problem.

Remember that when there is no base written on a log, that means it
is the common log, or log base 10. If you need a review on common
logs feel free to go to **Tutorial
43: Logarithmic Functions**.

***Set 1st factor = 0 **

***Set 2nd factor = 0 **

**Final answer: x = 8.**

***Multiply both sides by LCD of x - 1**

The equation that we had to solve in step 3 had a rational expression
in it. If you need a review on solving equations with rational expressions
feel free to go to **Tutorial 15: Equations
with Rational Expressions.**

***one log is isolated**

Remember that when you have ln, that means it is the natural log, or
log base *e*. If you need a review on natural
logs feel free to go to **Tutorial
43: Logarithmic Functions**.

***Solve for x**

***Use the calculator to find e squared**

The equation that we had to solve in step 3 had a square root in it.
If you need a review on solving equations with radicals feel free to go
to **Tutorial 19: Radical Equations
and Equations Involving Rational Exponents.**

Last revised on March 23, 2011 by Kim Seward.

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