# Talk:Rabbit Algebra

## Solutions

X = 9 - M.J

Yup. And you have 3 mans.--Tiggera 17:38, 28 Nov 2004 (MST)

## Square Root of 81

Why does the article say 'If solved, X equals ±9.'? Isn't is exactly 9? Kvb 16:10, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Multiply 9 x 9 ... you get 81. Multiply -9 x -9 ... what do you get? -- tomstiff 16:11, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)

##  False Claims

The claim that x = 14 is the only solution making logx14 an integer is extremely false and I don't know why people insist on keeping that version of the article. Check it out, find a good calculator that can evaluate logb(n)14 for b(n) = 141/n for any integer non-zero integer n. In fact, (141/n)n = 14n/n = 141 = 14 which tells us that logb(n)14 = n for b(n) = 141/n.

x=14 is the only integer value of x that yields an integer result. No one said x had to be an integer -- tomstiff 14:44, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)

You don't even need a calculator to verify. The log of a number is the power to which the base much be raised to equal the number. If the base is the square root of 14, the power to which *that* number much be raised to equal 14 is 2. The same applies for all integer roots (e.g. cube root). -- tomstiff 14:45, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Exactly what was said above. Thanks for leaving something resembling this in the article.

Wanted to restate with less equations and more English. Good catch. -- tomstiff 19:02, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)