Use the product property of logarithms, .

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify the expression.

Multiply by .

Move to the left of .

Rewrite in exponential form using the definition of a logarithm. If and are positive real numbers and , then is equivalent to .

Raise to the power of .

Rewrite the equation as .

Move to the left side of the equation by subtracting it from both sides.

Factor using the AC method.

Consider the form . Find a pair of integers whose product is and whose sum is . In this case, whose product is and whose sum is .

Write the factored form using these integers.

Set equal to and solve for .

Set the factor equal to .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Set equal to and solve for .

Set the factor equal to .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

The solution is the result of and .

Exclude the solutions that do not make true.

Solve for x log base 8 of x+ log base 8 of x-12=2