Algebra 2 Tutorial
There are many kinds of equations out there in math. One of them is the radical equation. The radical is this, √, but this is actually a square root, but I will explain. Each of these equations has the same basic concept of trying to isolate the variable to try to make it equal. In this sample problem, I will make both sides equal.
Solve algebraically for x:
1. Subtract 3 from both sides.
√3x+4 +3=6 -3 -3 ___________________ √3x+4 = 3
2. Square on both sides.
3. Subtract 4 from both sides.
3x+4=9 -4 -4 _____________ 3x=5
4. Divide 3 from both sides.
5. Substitute x for 5/3.
6. Solve out the equation to make both sides equal to 6.
√3(5/3)+4 +3=6 √15/3+4 +3=6 √5+4 +3=6 √9 +3=6 3+3=6 6=6
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