## Algebra 1

$x=6$
Make both sides have a base of 2 by writing $8$ as $2^3$ to obtain: $(2^3)^2=2^x \\2^{2\cdot3}=2^x \\2^6=2^x$ Use the rule "If $a^x=a^y$, then $x=y$" to have: $6=x$