# Solving returns x

sage: solve(4.94 * 1.062^x == 15, x)

[531^x == 750/247*500^x]

There are other questions that appear to have the same problem, but honestly I don't understand the answers, and this is a much simpler equation. Why doesn't Sage solve it? I can do it in Maple and by hand in vanilla Python with the math module.

+1 because I have the same question too; notice that:

`var('a b c'); solve(c*a^x == b, x)`

does produce the good`[x == log(b/c)/log(a)]`

, however a simple formula such as`solve((3/2)^x == 6, x, explicit_solutions=True)`

produces the empty set,`[]`

, instead of`log(6)/log(3/2)`

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