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need help with steps in solving this equation

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  1. anonymous
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    \[\sqrt{6+8}-2=x\]

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

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

  5. anonymous
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    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
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    which comes out to be 1.74165739

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

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