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7-113.

Use the definition of a logarithm to change $\log_27$ into a logarithmic expression of base 5.

Start with the definition of the logarithm.
$\log_27=x\\2^x=7$

Take the log base 5 of both sides.
$\log_5(2^x)=\log_57$

Use the Power Property of Logarithms.
$x(\log_52)=\log_57$

$\log_{2}7 =\frac{\log_{5}7}{\log_{5}2}$

Notice that this answer shows a very quick way to change bases.