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How do you solve this Exponential equation?: y = 4 x (the "x" is placed as a square...
How do you solve this Exponential equation?: y = 4 x (the "x" is placed as a square root).
I need help finding the points and other information, so that I can graph. I understand how to graph, im just struggling getting to that step, because I do not know how to even begin this problem.
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We are asked to solve the exponential equation y = 4(x^1/2).
First we will divide both sides by 4.
=> y/4 = (x^1/2)
Next, we will square both sides.
=> (y^2)/16 = x
=> (1/16) y^2 = x
The equation is (1/16) y^2 = x. This equation would graph as a parabola.
Posted by academicsfirst on June 9, 2011 at 12:36 PM (Answer #1)
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