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Algebra 2
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Algebra 2

Algebra 2

Book edition Middle English Edition
Author(s) Carter
Pages 804 pages
ISBN 9780079039903

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Short Answer

Paul and Scott are solving log3x=9.

Who is correct? Explain your reasoning.

Scott is correct.

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1. Given Information.

The solution for log3x=9 by Paul and Scott is below.

And who among Paul and Scott is correct is to be determined.

Step 2. Explanation.

The function a=bc is an exponential function and the equivalent logarithmic form is given by c=logba.

In Paul solving the equation, in the second step log3x is directly replaced by 3x which is not possible.

And the Scott’s solution is correct.

Step 3. Conclusion.

Hence, Scott is correct.

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