anonymous 5 years ago need help with steps in solving this equation

1. anonymous

$\sqrt{6+8}-2=x$

2. anonymous

I know the answer is 1, I just am not sure of the steps to get there. I squared the radical and the 2=x..

3. anonymous

i don't see how the answer would be one...

4. anonymous

in the answer part of my text book it says x=1

5. anonymous

are you solving for x? i don't think you can do this without a calculator. the simplest form for this would be $\sqrt{14} - 2$

6. anonymous

which comes out to be 1.74165739

7. anonymous

in the answer portion of my textbook it says x=1