I am lost. The Algebra II book I use doesn't explain concepts very well. Does anyone know how to solve this problem as well as clearly explain their chosen steps?

Thanks in advance.

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- Jan 31st 2007, 04:42 PMMulya66Solve Equation w/ Rational Exponent.
I am lost. The Algebra II book I use doesn't explain concepts very well. Does anyone know how to solve this problem as well as clearly explain their chosen steps?

Thanks in advance. - Jan 31st 2007, 05:08 PMSoroban
Hello, Mulya66!

I**hope**there's a typo in the problem.

. . Otherwise, I can't solve it.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .**↓**

Is it supposed to be: .

Then it factors: .

And we have: .

- Jan 31st 2007, 05:13 PMMulya66
- Jan 31st 2007, 05:53 PMSoroban
Hello, Mulya66!

Quote:

Use the same technique . . .

It factors: .

Can you finish it now?

- Jan 31st 2007, 06:11 PMMulya66