# SOLUTION: Please help me solve this equation. {{{lnx + ln(x+1)=2}}}. I tried bringing the foil method bringing {{{(x+1)}}} with {{{lnx}}}, but all I ended up with was {{{ln x^3=2}}} and my t

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Question 78142: Please help me solve this equation. . I tried bringing the foil method bringing with , but all I ended up with was and my teacher said that my steps were wrong. Can you help me to find out where it is exactly I went wrong.
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You cannot foil these parenthesis, you must use logarithmic identities to solve

Use the identity:
Distribute
Raise both sides to exponents with the base of e. This undoes the natural log

Subtract from both sides
Since e^2 is approximately 7.3891 we can say