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Solving Radical Equations

Solving Radical Equations

Author: Craig Nelson

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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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


Extraneous Solutions

Andrew explaining and demonstrating an extraneous solution.

Practice Problems


Solutions to the practice problems above.

Made By:

Craig, Andrew, Michael