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Oh, that's what I should have done! I messed up. Thanks, hectictar.

\(2^{-4}\)= reciprocal of \(2^4\)

=reciprocal of 16

=\(\frac{1}{16}\)

Find the area of each shape, then add them up.

Area of square=5\(\cdot\)5

Area of right triangle=5\(\cdot\)3 /2

Figure that out

Oh, the \(LaTeX\) version is much clearer.

Simply both sides first so you can isolate the variable.

Remember, isolate, isolate, isolate.

\(x=-1,0,1\)

\(x\) can be -1, 0, or 1.

Now you try

\(\color{red}{\LaTeX}_{\color{orange}{\LaTeX}_{\color{green}{\LaTeX}}{\color{blue}{\LaTeX}}}^{\color{orange}{\LaTeX}^{\color{green}{\LaTeX}}{\color{blue}{\LaTeX}}}\color{purple}{\LaTeX}\)

Which is always why you read the problem right! It's ok, people make mistakes

I'm pretty sure that you mistyped that; the answer is unknown.

Yay!