## Need help with solving this equation: (1/3)(power of x)=81

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### Need help with solving this equation: (1/3)(power of x)=81

solve: (1/3)(power of x)=81
silentkillz1

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silentkillz1 wrote:solve: (1/3)(power of x)=81

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I believe you mean the equation to be as follows:

. . . . .$\left(\frac{1}{3}\right)^x\, =\, 81$

If so, a good first step in solving this exponential equation might be to notice that 81 = 34, and that 1/3 = 3-1....

stapel_eliz

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### Re: Need help with solving this equation: (1/3)(power of x)=81

thank you
that helped a lot
silentkillz1

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