# Math Help - Solving Radical equations

y=√(3y+10)

Where do I begin? Do I pick numbers at random until I have a perfect square? Suggestions??

2. Originally Posted by mcruz65
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.