How to solve
20000(1-30%)^t - 11000(1-20%)^t = 3000
...May be i misunderstand something:(
but actually this question isn't come from the chapter of logarithms:P
But i wanna know how to solve this ???
- 良師益友Lv 710 年前最愛解答
First of all, may I ask where did you get this Q? ( Which book, say )
I ask this Q because:
20000 ( 0.7 )^t - 11000 ( 0.8 )^t = 3000
20 ( 0.7 )^t - 11 ( 0.8 )^t = 3
If you take logarithms, no matter how you change the terms on both sides of the eq., you cannot simplify the power t.
Take the above step for illustration. If you take Log now, the L.H.S. cannot simplify for
log ( x - y ) is not equal to log ( x/y ) or log x - log y
Nothing can be worked out then.
Hope I can help you. You cannot solve using Log.
2011-01-15 11:26:57 補充：
Setvie is right, and that is why I wonder you post a very difficult question which can hardly be found in secondary school textbooks.資料來源： Mathematics Teacher Mr. Ip
- STEVIE-G™Lv 710 年前
If you really want to solve it, we can use Newton's method to get an approximate ans.