Posted by Mandy on .
Can someone find the sum for this equation please.
I don't think it is finding the sum, but I can simplify the equation.
First, multiply both sides by X^-16.
X^2 = 5X+4
Subtract 5X+4 from both sides.
X^2-5X-4 = 0
However, this equation cannot be factored. If the original equation was
Then it would simplfy to
X^2-5X+4 = 0
Which could be factored into
(X-1)(X-4) = 0
I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.