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.

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Move all terms not containing to the right side of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Solve for x 8^(x+1)=16