# Math Help - solve for x

1. ## solve for x

2. Originally Posted by algebra2
first, cross-multiply and divide both sides by -2, you get,

$x \sqrt{x} = 1$

now, can you continue?

3. First, we multiply both sides by 2x to isolate the sqrt(x). We are then left with:

-1/sqrt(x) = -x

We can also multiply by (-1) to cancel out the negative on both sides. We can then square both sides to get:

1/x = x^2

Multiplying both sides by x yields:

1 = x^3

So, x = 1. You can check the solution to verify that x = 1 solves the equation.