## College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole

# Chapter P, Prerequisites - Section P.8 - Solving Basic Equations - P.8 Exercises - Page 60: 61

#### Answer

The equation has no real number solution.

#### Work Step by Step

Subtract on both sides of the equation to obtain: $x^2=-16$ Note that for any real number $x$, $x^2 \ge 0$. Thus, the given equation has no real number solution.

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