Math Help - How to solve this equation

1. 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.

2. square both sides

assume this is $\sqrt{2x-7} = \sqrt{5x-17}$

just square both sides and do the algrebra

3. 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?

4. 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?