Math Help - Simple Square Roots

1. Simple Square Roots

sqrt(x-5)+sqrt(x) = 5

2. Re: Simple Square Roots

Originally Posted by Espionage
sqrt(x-5)+sqrt(x) = 5
No.

3. Re: Simple Square Roots

Originally Posted by Espionage
sqrt(x-5)+sqrt(x) = 5
What are you trying to do with this? Solve the equation?

4. Re: Simple Square Roots

Originally Posted by Prove It
What are you trying to do with this? Solve the equation?

Yes.

5. Re: Simple Square Roots

I would arrange the equation with a radical on each side, then square both sides, collect like terms, then square again. Make sure the solution satisfies the original equation.