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1. Solve the equation 2^1 – x = 4^x???
2. Is it or ?
3. the first one
(Original post by Jordan\)
Is it or ?
4. (Original post by Tango_16)
the first one
Ah ok, here's a hint: If you have an equation where the base of every number is the same, then you can just compare the indices.

i.e , we can then say that
5. (Original post by Jordan\)
Ah ok, here's a hint: If you have an equation where the base of every number is the same, then you can just compare the indices.

i.e , we can then say that
yeah... that doesnt make much sense to me. sorry
6. (Original post by Tango_16)
yeah... that doesnt make much sense to me. sorry
Can you see from the equation how we can make it so that both terms in the equation have the same base?
7. (Original post by Jordan\)
Can you see from the equation how we can make it so that both terms in the equation have the same base?
ah okay i got it, the answer is 1/3 thanks for your help
8. (Original post by Tango_16)
ah okay i got it, the answer is 1/3 thanks for your help
No problem
9. (Original post by Jordan\)
Ah ok, here's a hint: If you have an equation where the base of every number is the same, then you can just compare the indices.

i.e , we can then say that
That is incorrect

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