Alissa Fong

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Solving Radical Equations - Problem 8

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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When you are asked to solve an equation involving a square root, your first goal is to get the radical all by itself, or isolated. You will need to "un-do" whatever is being done to the radical by using the opposite operation. After the radical has been isolated, square both sides of the equation to un-do the root, solve for x, and then check to make sure your solution makes sense by substituting it back into the original equation.

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