Solve each equation.

1. x - 1 = √(x+2) + 3

2.2x^2 - 6x + 5 = 0

I'm not sure how to do these?

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- July 29th 2009, 10:25 AMgarblesAlgebra 2 problems.
Solve each equation.

**1**. x - 1 = √(x+2) + 3

**2.**2x^2 - 6x + 5 = 0

I'm not sure how to do these? - July 29th 2009, 10:44 AMearboth
- July 29th 2009, 10:48 AMANDS!
Lets start by doing some rearranging:

can be rearranged as

I can then take the square of both side (to get rid of that pesky squareroot)

Can you take it from there?

You will not get a perfect factor and will have to use the quadratic formula to find a solution. The same holds true for your second problem. - July 29th 2009, 10:50 AMgarbles
Yeah I should be able to get it from there thanks.