Common Algebra Mistakes
Example: Solving a Logarithm Equation |

The Goal
Solve the following equation for x (where a and b are (positive) constants):
The Mistake
Find the algebra mistake: (Roll the mouse over the algebra to see a hint in red) The Correction
(Roll the mouse over the area above to see the correction in blue) An Explanation
There are two mistakes. The first is a careless error; a must be
which we can also view as an action by saying we take e to the expression on each side, and since y=e |

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