## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

$x=\dfrac{3}{4}$
$16^{x}=8$ Rewrite this equation as $(2^{4})^{x}=2^{3}$: $(2^{4})^{x}=2^{3}$ Rewrite the left side of the equation as $2^{4x}$: $2^{4x}=2^{3}$ If $2^{4x}=2^{3}$, then $4x=3$ $4x=3$ Solve for $x$ by taking the $4$ to divide the right side: $x=\dfrac{3}{4}$