# How do you solve # x ^ 2 - ln x = ln 18 - 6#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 15, 2016

There is no real solution.

#### Explanation:

The equation can rearranged to the form

So,

Draw the graphs for y = 18 x and

The first is a straight line through the origin with slope 18, running from the fourth to the first quadrant.

The second is exponential and asymptotic to y = 0, and is raising from y-axis at

So, there is no solution. .