Homework due in 1 hour, please help me solve these problems....
sqrt (x-5) + 14 = 3x + 2
4x - x/3 + (x + 1)/9 = 2x
Now square both sides.
and solve for x normally from there.
Always always always plug your solutions back into the original equation. This method occasionally gives extra solutions that don't work. If none of the solutions work, then there is no solution.
So continuing from where I left off in my first post:
It might factor, it might not. For something with coefficients that look like this I'd just skip right to the quadratic formula to finish it.
(Hint: Check the discriminant. What does that tell you about the possible solutions for x?)