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    so i have a problem f(x) = -16/(x-7)^2 + 4
    so i was asked to find the root.
    I know the VA(vertical aymsotopes) is 7, and the denominator is alrdy put into a vertex form V(7,4)
    my teacher taught us to pull out the 16, so u get y= -16[1/(x-7)^2 + 4
    so when u find the root do, u include the -16 in it too? or do u just work with the bracket and apply the -16 last. can u please tell which way is correct, or show me your way i guess.


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     f(x) = \frac{-16}{(x-7)^2} + 4
     0 = \frac{-16}{(x-7)^2} + 4
     -4 = \frac{-16}{(x-7)^2}
     -4 \cdot  (x-7)^2 = -16
     (x-7)^2 = 4
     x-7 = \pm 2
     x = \pm 2 +7
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