I'm sorry, I don't get what Scott is saying although it would be easier to follow if this site allowed maths type.
Any way the question can only be answered if the original log is base e. So I will assume that.
log e^x = xloge = x*1 = x
So log (base e) of e^(2x+2) = 2x+2
The problem becomes 2x+2 = 7 The answer is x = 2.5