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How to Solve Radical Equations

Video Tutorial and practice problems

How To solve radical expressions
  • 1) Isolate radical on one side of the equation
  • 2) Square both sides of the equation to eliminate radical
  • 3) Simplify and solve as you would any equaitons
  • 4) Substitute answers back into original equation to make sure that your solutions are valid (there could be some extraneous roots that do not satisfy the original equation and that you must throw out)
Video of How to Solve Radical Equations

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Practice Problems


Problem 1) Solve the radical Equation Below :
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Problem 2) Solve the radical Equation Below :
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Problem 3) Solve the following radical equation :
$$ \sqrt{3x -11} = 3x -x $$
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