How should i solve this?
Im supposed to find all the possible roots or whatever and im not sure what that means/how to do it or if im even doing this problem right
Yes, I suspect he understood that. The best way to solve a complicated inequality is to first solve the associated equation.
Square both sides of to get . Solve that for x. That divides the real numbers into two intervals. Check one value of x in each interval to see if it satisfies the inequality. If it does, then every point in the interval satisfies the inequality.
Also, in order that the square root be real, you must . Again, the best way to solve that is to first solve the equation.
for x= 3 and x= -3. Checking one point of x< -3, -3< x< 3, and x> 3, we see that x< -3 and x> 3 satisfy . The point in the interval above such that either of those is true satisfy the original inequality.