Denae and Gina were trying to solve
“Let’s start by putting the radicals on opposite sides of the equation and then squaring,” she said. Her work is shown at right.
“But there’s still a radical!” she exclaimed, disappointed.
“That’s okay,” said Denae, “there’s only one now, so we can get the term with the radical by itself and then square everything again.”
Follow Denae’s advice and solve this equation.
Use Denae and Gina’s method to solve
Continue solving. Note that you will need to factor and use the Zero Product Property.
Be sure to check both of your answers in the original equation.