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Solving Radical Equations

Solving Radical Equations

Author: Craig Nelson
Description:

Demonstrates step-by-step how to solve radical (square-root) equations. Explains why it is necessary to check solutions to identify extraneous solutions.

A visual explanation of how to solve radical equations with practice examples.

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Tutorial

Words To Know

  • Radical  - a radical is a symbol to indicate a square root, or nth root.
  • Radical Equation - a radical equation is one in which at least one variable is inside of a radical.
  • Extraneous Solution - a solution of a simplified version of an equation that doesn't satisfy the original equation.

Solving Radical Equations

Examples

Extraneous Solutions

Andrew explaining and demonstrating an extraneous solution.

Practice Problems

Answers

Solutions to the practice problems above.

Made By:

Craig, Andrew, Michael