 EQUATIONS CONTAINING VARIABLES UNDER ONE OR MORE RADICALS Note::

• In order to solve for x, you must isolate x.

• In order to isolate x, you must remove it from under the radical.

• If there is just one radical in the equation, isolate the radical.

• Then raise both sides of the equation to a power equal to the index of the radical.

• With these types of equations, sometimes there are extraneous solutions; therefore, you must check your answers.

• If the index of the radical is even, many times there will be a restriction on the values of x.

Work the following problems. Click on Solution, if you want to review

the solutions.

Problem 2.2a: Solution

Problem 2.2b: Solution

Problem 2.2c: Solution

Problem 2.2d: Solution

Problem 2.2e: Solution

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