# Solving Exponential Equations Worksheets

What are exponential equations? Solving the exponential equations is a bit of a task because they have exponents on them. Exponents refer to the power which is given to a number, called the base, and it reflects the number of times the base number can be multiplied. It is usually expressed as a raised expression over the number. For example, 32, this means that 3 can be multiplied twice. Basically, there are two methods of solving the exponential equation, one is relatively simple, but it requires a particular form of the exponential equation. While the other method works with a more detailed and complicated approach, it can be a bit messy too. To solve the, you need to have 'equals' sign in the equation so that you compare the two expressions. In other words, you need to have a base and a power that is equal to another base number with power. Consider the following example; 8x = 83 In this example, the equations are comparable. Since bases are the same, the unknown x here is equals to 3. X = 3.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates general rules for solving exponential equations. Solve the exponential equation 4d = 11.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Explores how to approach exponential equations that lack a common base. Solve the exponential equation 2x-3 = 3.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Contains 20 Solving Exponential Equations problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Features another 20 Solving Exponential Equations problems.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Solving Exponential Equations problems for students to work on at home. Example problems are provided and explained.

• ### Topic Quiz

10 Solving Exponential Equations problems. A math scoring matrix is included.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

#### Who is Right?

Several scientists were all posed the following question: "What is pi ?"
The engineer said: "It is approximately 3 and 1/7"
The physicist said: "It is 3.14159"