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# How do you find the point intersection of ln x=-7x

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Graph both lnx and -7x and then go to the graph. Once there, press 2nd then calc and scroll down to where it says "Intersect", select that, select a point on each line, and press enter and it should give you the intersection point.

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### My TI 84 Plus Caluclator

Hello,
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2. Press [2nd][CALC][5:Intersect]

The cursor is on one of the curves. Read the equation top of the screen. If it is one of the curves you want press [ENTER]. The cursor jumps to another curve (in this case the only other curve).

Read the equation on top of the screen to verify thst it is the correct one. Press [ENTER]. The calculator asks asks for a guess of the coordinates of the intersection point.

As the intersection point is to the left of the current cursor position, use the left arrow to move cursor closer to the point.

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