Matia K.

asked • 02/16/15

how do you solve square root of (x) - square root of (5) =square root of (x-5)

I do not know how to undo the problem by squaring both sides. I keep getting 0=-10 or another untrue statement. 
√x - √5 =√(x - 5)
 
 

Mark M.

The equation, as written, does not make sense. Please rewriteit.
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Kevin C.

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remember that (a-b)2 = a2 - 2ab + b2
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Kevin C.

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Patrick, look at the equation.
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