Solve the equation.

Algebra
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Solve the equation.
4x4e−5x − 3x5e−5x = 0
x = (smaller value)
x = (larger value)
Apr 14th, 2015

Divide both sides by e(-5x) which is not 0.

4x^4 - 3x^5 = 0 => x^4 (4 - 3x) = 0

The equation has two solutions: x = 0 (multiplicity 4, smaller value)

and x = 4/3 (larger value).

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