# How do you solve #log5m = log5125#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 2, 2018

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

First we have to clarify what the equation is.

- If the digit
#5# on both sides is the base then the equation should be written as:

#log_5 m=log_5 125#

The bases are equal, so you can change the

#m=125#

- However if the digit
#5# is the part of number under the#log# sign we have:

#log5m=log5125#

If a base is not specified then it is equal to

#5m=5125#

After dividing both sides by