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4-81.

Solve each equation. Be sure to check your answers. Homework Help ✎

1. $\sqrt { x } + 2 = x$

First isolate the radical by subtracting 2 from both sides.
$\sqrt{x} = x - 2$

Square both sides.
$x=x^2−4x+4$

Set the equation equal to 0.
$x^2−5x+4=0$

Factor.
$(x−4)(x−1)=0$

$x=4$ ($x=1$ is extraneous)

1. $\sqrt { x } + 2 = \sqrt { x + 6 }$

You will need to square twice.