# Math Help - rqadical confusion

1. ## rqadical confusion

does (x+1)^1/2=x^(1/2)+1?

2. Originally Posted by HELLMACH
does (x+1)^1/2=x^(1/2)+1?
no in general.. let x=-1..
LHS = 0 but RHS has no answer in $\mathbb{R}$.

In fact, the 2 are only equal if x=0.