How do you simplify ln 5?

Jan 18, 2018

Other than using a calculator to find the (approximate) value,
there is no simplification of $\ln 5$

Explanation:

We could note that if we let our solution be represented by $x$, then
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} {e}^{x} = 5$
but that really doesn't simplify the expression.

Using a calculator you could determine that
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} \ln 5 \approx 1.609437912$