In 1764, solve each equation. 1 2 x - 5 = 3 4 x

Example 1 Solve each of the following. (a) [Solution] (b) [Solution] (c) [Solution] (d) [Solution] Solution (a) In this first part we have the same base on both exponentials so there really isn’t much to do other than to set the two exponents equal to each other and solve for x. So, if we were to plug into the equation then we would get the same number on both sides of the equal sign. [Return to Problems] (b) Again, there really isn’t much to