How do you solve # 2x^4 = 16x^2#?

2 Answers
Mar 21, 2016

Answer:

set the equation equal to zero and factor

Explanation:

You can either set the equation equal to zero and factor or you can proceed as follows:
divide both sides by 2
divide both sides by x^2
then set the equation = 0

Mar 21, 2016

Answer:

Put both terms to one side of the equation and then factor.

Explanation:

#2x^4 - 16x^2 = 0#

#2x^2(x^2 - 8) = 0#

#x = 0 and +- sqrt(8)#

Hopefully this helps!