# [SOLVED] need help now

• May 24th 2006, 05:36 PM
bubba1
[SOLVED] need help now
How would you solve(for "x"):
the square root of 4x-12 = x

I know that you could square both sides to get rid of the square root on the left side, but I don't know how to finish the problem. (Hint: The small 2's means squared. x2 means x squared.)

square root of(4x-12)2 = (x)2

4x-12 = x2
4x = x2-12
4x-x2 = -12

What do you do after the last step?
• May 24th 2006, 06:12 PM
ThePerfectHacker
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Originally Posted by bubba1
How would you solve(for "x"):
the square root of 4x-12 = x

I know that you could square both sides to get rid of the square root on the left side, but I don't know how to finish the problem. (Hint: The small 2's means squared. x2 means x squared.)

square root of(4x-12)2 = (x)2

4x-12 = x2
4x = x2-12
4x-x2 = -12

What do you do after the last step?

You have,
$\sqrt{4x-12}=x$
Square both sides,
$4x-12=x^2$
Thus,
$x^2-4x+12=0$
Thus, but this problem has no real solutions (only complex). Thus, there is no solution.