Hello, shenton!

I have the chilling feeling that you're doing it all wrong . . .

Solve: .

If I square both sides, I end up with and I don't know how to get rid of the

Two issue arise here:

. . (1) You'veneversolved a quadratic before?

. . (2) What about the radical?

If you square both sides: .

. . you get: . . . . no help!

You mustisolate the radicalbefore you square:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Square: . . . . . . . .

and you get: .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .