## College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole

# Chapter P, Prerequisites - Section P.8 - Solving Basic Equations - P.8 Exercises - Page 60: 72

#### Answer

The equation has no real number solution.

#### Work Step by Step

Subtract 16 to both sides to obtain: $(x+1)^4=-16$ Note that for any real number $b$, $b^4 \ge 0$. Since the exponent is $4$ and right side of the equation is negative , then the given equation has no real number solution.

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