Raise 16 to the power of 1.
Move 161 to the numerator using the negative exponent rule 1bn=b-n.
Create equivalent expressions in the equation that all have equal bases.
Since the bases are the same, then two expressions are only equal if the exponents are also equal.
Move all terms not containing n to the right side of the equation.
Subtract 1 from both sides of the equation.
Subtract 1 from -2.
Solve for n 4^(n+1)=1/16