The 2 Methods to Solve Exponential Equations

There are two methods to solve exponential equations:

  1. Take ln on both sides 
  2. Substitution 

Students must know which method to use when solving an equation. Generally, we take ln on both sides when there is just a single exponential function and we use substitution when there is a common term.

Let's take a look at the examples:

Methods to Solve Exponential Equations


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