Question: Why is maple unable to solve this equation? (4^x)+1=x^4

This is my first problem with Maple but i am pretty confused as to why it would struggle with these steps.

Just using a standard worksheet, here is what i have:

> f:=(4^x)+1


> solve(g=f,x)

now, i would just expect this to come back with 3 answers, but instead i get 

Warning, solutions may have been lost
                     RootOf(-4^_Z - 1 + _Z^4)

if I do:


It comes back with only one of the answers(2.094012853), instead of all three.

What am I doing wrong?

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