Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

Vocabulary

argument of a logarithm

expression a logarithm applies to. For example, the argument of log4(x3)\log_4(x-3) is x3x-3.

exponential equation

equation with an exponential expression that has a variable in the exponent

logarithmic equation

equation with a logarithmic expression that contains a variable

zero of a function

any input value of a function that makes the output of the function equal zero