How to Solve Exponential Equations


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For which of the following problems will you use the natural log to help you solve it?

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Solve the following equation:

10x - 3 = 10


Solve the following equation:

10x + 9 = 11

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet for this lesson have been developed to help you find out if you understand the elements of equations along with the fundamental mathematical approach to confidently and correctly solve challenging exponential equations. Then, see if you can apply this information to your own life circumstances.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet and quiz will test you on your ability to solve:

  • Exponential problems with similar bases
  • Fractions with exponents
  • Exponential problems with different bases
  • Problems with exponentials on both sides of the equation

Skills Practiced

These tools will assess your skills of:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to isolate x
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of exponents to correctly approach mathematical equations
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve an exponential equation practice problem about saving to buy a car using interest from money in the bank

Additional Learning

To develop complete confidence in this area, take the time to review the lesson, How to Solve Exponential Equations. These objectives are addressed in the lesson to help you achieve your study goals:

  • Learn using example problems
  • Apply mathematical concepts to real-life situations
  • Understand the concept of exponents
  • Utilize inverse operations