# Solve for X : 25x-1 = 4 23x + 1 - Mathematics

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Solve for x : 25x-1 = 4 23x + 1

#### Solution

25x-1 = 4  x 23x + 1
⇒  25x-1 = 2x 23x + 1
⇒  25x-1 = 22 + 3x + 1
⇒  25x-1 = 23x + 3
We know that if bases are equal, the powers are equal
⇒ 5x - 1 = 3x + 3
⇒ 5x - 3x = 3 + 1
⇒ 2x = 4
⇒ x = 4/2
⇒ x = 2.

Concept: Solving Exponential Equations
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#### APPEARS IN

Selina Concise Mathematics Class 9 ICSE
Chapter 7 Indices (Exponents)
Exercise 7 (B) | Q 1.2 | Page 100