# Math Help - How to solve this problem

1. ## How to solve this problem

Can someone show me the steps?

√(3x+10)-√(x+2)=2

3. ## Re: How to solve this problem

Originally Posted by ibdutt
Of course, when you square both sides of an equation to solve an equation, it's quite possible you bring in extraneous solutions. So it would be a good idea to check that the solutions given actually do satisfy the starting equation.