Here, we show you a step-by-step solved example of fraction cross multiplication. This solution was automatically generated by our smart calculator:
Change the logarithm to base $x$ applying the change of base formula for logarithms: $\log_b(a)=\frac{\log_x(a)}{\log_x(b)}$
If the argument of the logarithm (inside the parenthesis) and the base are equal, then the logarithm equals $1$
Take the reciprocal of both sides of the equation
Any expression divided by one ($1$) is equal to that same expression
Change the logarithm to base $10$ applying the change of base formula for logarithms: $\log_b(a)=\frac{\log_{10}(a)}{\log_{10}(b)}$. Since $\log_{10}(b)=\log(b)$, we don't need to write the $10$ as base
Apply fraction cross-multiplication
Apply the formula: $a\log_{b}\left(x\right)$$=\log_{b}\left(x^a\right)$, where $a=4$ and $b=10$
For two logarithms of the same base to be equal, their arguments must be equal. In other words, if $\log(a)=\log(b)$ then $a$ must equal $b$
Removing the variable's exponent
Cancel exponents $4$ and $1$
Calculate the power $\sqrt[4]{81}$
As in the equation we have the sign $\pm$, this produces two identical equations that differ in the sign of the term $3$. We write and solve both equations, one taking the positive sign, and the other taking the negative sign
Combining all solutions, the $2$ solutions of the equation are
Verify that the solutions obtained are valid in the initial equation
The valid solutions to the logarithmic equation are the ones that, when replaced in the original equation, don't result in any logarithm of negative numbers or zero, since in those cases the logarithm does not exist
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