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The solutions to the equation <math>\log_{3x} 4 = \log_{2x} 8</math>, where <math>x</math> is a positive real number other than <math>\tfrac{1}{3}</math> or <math>\tfrac{1}{2}</math>, can be written as <math>\tfrac {p}{q}</math> where <math>p</math> and <math>q</math> are relatively prime positive integers. What is <math>p + q</math>? | The solutions to the equation <math>\log_{3x} 4 = \log_{2x} 8</math>, where <math>x</math> is a positive real number other than <math>\tfrac{1}{3}</math> or <math>\tfrac{1}{2}</math>, can be written as <math>\tfrac {p}{q}</math> where <math>p</math> and <math>q</math> are relatively prime positive integers. What is <math>p + q</math>? | ||
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Problem
The solutions to the equation , where is a positive real number other than or , can be written as where and are relatively prime positive integers. What is ?
Solution 1
Base switch to log 2 and you have .
Then . so and we have leading to (jeremylu)
Solution 2
If you multiply both sides by
then it should come out to * = *
that then becomes * = *
which simplifies to 2*1 = 3
so now = putting in exponent form gets
=
so 4 = 27
dividing yields x = 4/27 and
4+27 =
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