(x-3)^(1/2) - (x)^(1/2) = -3

How many solutions, if any are in this equation? I can't seem to be able to factor this :S Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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- Sep 19th 2008, 05:01 PMfinalfantasysolutions to an equation question
(x-3)^(1/2) - (x)^(1/2) = -3

How many solutions, if any are in this equation? I can't seem to be able to factor this :S Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! - Sep 19th 2008, 05:18 PMo_O

What can you concude? - Sep 19th 2008, 06:36 PMSoroban
Hello, finalfantasy!

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How many solutions, if any, are in this equation?[

We have:

.

Square both sides:

. .

. . .

. . .

. . . . . but this root is extraneous

There are**no**solutions.