Method 1

There are many different types of logarithmic equations. The first type uses properties to convert more than one log into a single log expression and then applies inverses to solve.

**Example** 1 Solve log_{3} 4 + log_{3} x = 1

*Step 1. *Use properties to convert to a single log.

*Step 2. *Translate the log equation to its equivalent exponential form.

*Step 3. *Solve for *x*.