Precalculus (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32197-907-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-907-0

Chapter 5 - Exponential and Logarithmic Functions - 5.3 Exponential Functions - 5.3 Assess Your Understanding - Page 280: 2


$x=-4$ or $x=1$

Work Step by Step

Subtract $4$ from each side: $x^2+3x-4=0$ Factor the trinomial to obtain: $x^2+3x-4=0\\ (x+4)(x-1)=0$ Use the Zero-Product Property to obtain: $x+4=0$ or $x-1=0$ Hence, $x=-4$ or $x=1$
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