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    Simple Square Roots

    sqrt(x-5)+sqrt(x) = 5
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    Re: Simple Square Roots

    Quote Originally Posted by Espionage View Post
    sqrt(x-5)+sqrt(x) = 5
    No.
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    Re: Simple Square Roots

    Quote Originally Posted by Espionage View Post
    sqrt(x-5)+sqrt(x) = 5
    What are you trying to do with this? Solve the equation?
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    Re: Simple Square Roots

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

    Yes.
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    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.
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