Consider the equation  (2^x)*(27^(1/x)) = 24  for which we need to find the exact values ​​of its real roots. This is not difficult to solve by hand if you first take the logarithm of this equation to any base, after which the problem is reduced to solving a quadratic equation. But the  solve  command fails to solve this equation and returns the result in RootOf form. The problem is solved if we first ask Maple to take the logarithm of the equation. I wonder if the latest versions of Maple also do not directly address the problem?

solve(Eq, x, explicit);

map(ln, Eq); # Taking the logarithm of the equation
solve(%, x);
simplify({%}); # The final result



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