# Contradiction Problem 1

### More Hints

Your starting equation is in an unhelpful form. Try to clean it
up by getting rid of awkward operators such as logarithms.

Remember that \(k^{log_k x} = x\). And if x=y, then \(k^x = k^y\).
You can use exponentiation to remove pesty logarithms from equations.

Remember that a fractional power e.g. 1/n is the same thing as
taking an nth root? How would you manipulate both sides of
an equation to remove an annoying square root? Ok, how about
removing an annoying nth root?