How to solve this equation

• September 2nd 2010, 11:32 AM
jenbones
How to solve this equation
√(2x - 7) = √(5x - 17)

I need help solving that equation, I keep getting "no solution" , but I am supposed to get a solution.
• September 2nd 2010, 11:41 AM
bigwave
square both sides
assume this is $\sqrt{2x-7} = \sqrt{5x-17}$

just square both sides and do the algrebra(Cool)
• September 2nd 2010, 12:12 PM
Quote:

Originally Posted by jenbones
√(2x - 7) = √(5x - 17)

I need help solving that equation, I keep getting "no solution" , but I am supposed to get a solution.

How are you getting no solution?
• September 2nd 2010, 02:04 PM
wonderboy1953
Quote:

Originally Posted by jenbones
√(2x - 7) = √(5x - 17)

I need help solving that equation, I keep getting "no solution" , but I am supposed to get a solution.

What are you doing to solve the equation?