Move to the left side of the equation by subtracting it from both sides.

Multiply .

Rewrite as .

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Raise to the power of .

Multiply by .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Create equivalent expressions in the equation that all have equal bases.

Since the bases are the same, then two expressions are only equal if the exponents are also equal.

Move to the left side of the equation by subtracting it from both sides.

Factor the left side of the equation.

Let . Substitute for all occurrences of .

Factor using the AC method.

Consider the form . Find a pair of integers whose product is and whose sum is . In this case, whose product is and whose sum is .

Write the factored form using these integers.

Replace all occurrences of with .

Replace the left side with the factored expression.

If any individual factor on the left side of the equation is equal to , the entire expression will be equal to .

Set the first factor equal to and solve.

Set the first factor equal to .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Set the next factor equal to and solve.

Set the next factor equal to .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

The final solution is all the values that make true.

Solve by Factoring 4^x*2^(x^2)=16^2