Solving radical equations
Solving radical equations
Radical equations are equations that have variables stunk inside a radical. We will show you how to solve this type of equations in this lesson.
Lessons
Notes:
3step approach for solving radical equations:
1) Isolate the “square root” term.
2) i. Square both sides of the equation to get rid of the “square root”.
ii. (optional) If the resulting equation still has a “square root” term, repeat steps 1 and 2.
3) Solve the equation, and REMEMBER to substitute answers back into the original equation to identify any EXTRANEOUS ROOTS,

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Solving Radical Equations Involving One Square Root Term
Solve: 
2.
Solving Radical Equations Involving More than One Square Root Term
Solve: