# Chapter 12 - Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions - 12.6 Solving Exponential Equations and Logarithmic Equations - 12.6 Exercise Set: 31

$x=\dfrac{1}{16}$

#### Work Step by Step

In exponential form, the given logarithmic equation, $\log_4 x =-2 ,$ is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} x=4^{-2} .\end{array} Hence, the value of the variable that satisfies the given equation is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} x=\dfrac{1}{4^{2}} \\\\ x=\dfrac{1}{16} .\end{array}

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