Consider the questions below. Homework Help ✎
What can you multiply 8 by to get 1?
What can you multiply x by to get 1?
Using the rules of exponents, find a way to solve m8 = 40. Remember that logarithms will not be useful here, but the exponent key on your calculator will be. (Obtain the answer as a decimal approximation using your calculator. Check your result by raising it to the 8th power.)
Now solve n6 = 300.
Describe a method for solving xa = b for x with a calculator.
See part (a).
Many calculators require the parentheses for this step.
Use the method you found in part (c).
Generalize the method you found in part (c).