# If b^4-5= 226, What is the value of b^4+9?

Mar 23, 2017

$240$

#### Explanation:

If ${b}^{4} - 5 = 226$ then ${b}^{4} - 5 + 14 = 226 + 14$ or

${b}^{4} + 9 = 240$

Apr 8, 2017

${b}^{4} + 9 = 240$

#### Explanation:

If we determine the value of ${b}^{4}$, we can find the value of any expression involving ${b}^{4}$

${b}^{4} - 5 = 226 \text{ } \rightarrow {b}^{4} = 226 + 5$

${b}^{4} = 231$

Therefore:

${b}^{4} + 9 = 231 + 9 = 240$