Radical Equations Example 1

Here is an example of how to solve a radical equation.  Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First write the equation such that you have the radical isolated on one side of the equation
2. Next square both sides of the equation to eliminate the radical
3. Solve the remaining equation; special note: you must verify your solution as it maybe “extraneous” meaning that it’s not a true solution- the only way to determine this is by checking the solution in the original equation to see if it produces a true statement

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Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps
2. be very neat
3. use pencil not pen
4. review your work as your go
5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations




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