Rewrite the equation as .

Divide by .

Add and .

Add to both sides of the equation.

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Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

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Take the natural logarithm of both sides of the equation to remove the variable from the exponent.

Expand by moving outside the logarithm.

Divide each term in by .

Simplify .

Cancel the common factor of .

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Rewrite the expression.

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Cancel the common factor.

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The result can be shown in multiple forms.

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Decimal Form:

Solve for y 9875=35/5*(1+5)^(12*y)-1