Hi guys, I was going through my book to refresh my calc 2 material and I saw this, anyone know how they got to the answer x=144/25? Thank you (Hi) http://www3.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=0.2%3D(x%2B1)^(1%2F2)-x^(1%2F2)

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- May 22nd 2012, 05:43 PMrobwadesonradical equation help.
Hi guys, I was going through my book to refresh my calc 2 material and I saw this, anyone know how they got to the answer x=144/25? Thank you (Hi) http://www3.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=0.2%3D(x%2B1)^(1%2F2)-x^(1%2F2)

- May 22nd 2012, 05:59 PMskeeterRe: radical equation help.

square both sides ...

combine like terms ...

square both sides again ...

combine like terms ...

btw ... this is not an exponential equation, it's a radical equation. - May 22nd 2012, 06:04 PMrobwadesonRe: radical equation help.
Thank you! I was using exponential e^lnx to solve it.. this is way easier ;)