Tutorial on how to solve equations containing square roots. Detailed solutions to examples, explanations and exercises are included.
The main idea behind solving equations containing square roots is to raise to power 2 in order to clear the square root using the property
Example 1 : Find all real solutions to the equation
Solution to Example 1:
Example 2 : Find all real solutions to the equation
Solution to Example 2:
Exercises:(answers further down the page)
Solve the following equations
1. sqrt(2 x + 15) = 5
2. sqrt(4 x - 3) = x - 2
Solutions to above exercises
1. x = 5
2. x = 7
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