# SOLUTION: this question is killing me! 16^X + 4^X+1 - 3= 0

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 Question 243732: this question is killing me! 16^X + 4^X+1 - 3= 0Found 2 solutions by stanbon, jim_thompson5910:Answer by stanbon(57282)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! 16^X + 4^X+1 - 3= 0 --------------------------- Is that "1" part of the exponent? Please use some parentheses. Cheers, Stan H. Answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Hint: We can write as . If we let , then we get . From here, solve for 'z'. Once you have solution(s) in terms of 'z', plug them into to find solution(s) in terms of 'x'