The Problem of the Week is due at the beginning of the class on Friday.
8^(2x + 1) = 4^(1 – x)
The ^ symbol indicates that what follows is an exponent. For example, x^2 = "x squared." So, in this week's P.O.W., 8 to the power of 2x + 1 equals 4 to the power of 1 – x.