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    Solving Radical equations

    y=√(3y+10)

    Where do I begin? Do I pick numbers at random until I have a perfect square? Suggestions??
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcruz65 View Post
    y=√(3y+10)

    Where do I begin? Do I pick numbers at random until I have a perfect square? Suggestions??
    start by squaring both sides, then solve the resulting quadratic equation.

    check both solutions in the original equation to see if either is a possible extraneous solution.
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