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Solving an Equation with Radicals - Problem 5

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Teacher/Instructor Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

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In order to "undo" any exponent, we want to raise both sides of the equation to the reciprocal exponent. Be sure to isolate the base first. As always, when you think you have a solution or solutions for x, you'll need to substitute it back into the original equation to check your work.

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