Note:

- To solve an exponential equation, isolate the exponential term, take the logarithm of both sides and solve.

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**Solve for x in the following equation.**

Example 4:

Isolate the exponential term.

You can also check your answer by graphing (formed
by subtracting the right side of the original equation from the left side).
Look to see where the graph crosses the x-axis; that will be the real
solution. Note that the graph never crosses the x-axis. This means that
there are no real solutions.

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