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Solve the logarithmic equation for x.

Solve the logarithmic equation for x.
log3(x^2 − 2x − 8) = 3
x= smaller value
x= larger value
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log 3(x2 – 2x -8) = 3 x2 – 2x -8 = 9 x2 – 2x -17 = 0
Using Sriddharacharya’s formula,
x = 2+√(4+4*17)]/(2) = 1 + 3√2
x = 2-√(4+4*17)]/(2) = 1 - 3√2

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