Hi, please click on the attachment and help me with finding the function of x.

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- November 26th 2005, 10:32 PMcoopsterdudeHow do I find the function of x
Hi, please click on the attachment and help me with finding the function of x.

Thanks. - November 26th 2005, 11:52 PMrgep
Notice that sqrt(x) squared is x. So if you write t = sqrt(x), your equation is t^2 - 7t - 8, which is a quadratic equation in t. Solve it to get t = -1 or 8 and then find x = 1 or 64.

- November 27th 2005, 10:22 AMcoopsterdude
Thanks for the help. This seems to be a better approach than my book.