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**mabentley** Hello everyone,

I understand perfectly how to solve quadratic equations, but have come across a question which somewhat confuses me. I hope someone can help:

"Show that any root of the equation 5 + x - sqrt(3 + 4x) = 0 is also a root of the equation x^2 + 6x + 22 = 0. Hence show that the equation 5 + x - sqrt(3 + 4x) = 0 has no solutions."

What I don't understand is that it is obvious eq1 and eq2 have no solutions, so how can I possibly show that any roots of eq1 are also roots of eq2?

Thank you.