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4-46.

Solve the system of equations at right. Homework Help ✎

$2, 16,$ and $\frac{1}{8}$ all have what common base?

Once the bases are the same, the exponents in each equation must be equal. Write a system of equations using only the exponents. Solve it. Check your solutions for $x$ and $y$ in the original system.

$2^{(x + y)} = 16$
$2^{(2x + y)} = \frac { 1 } { 8 }$