## anonymous 5 years ago isolate the radical √5x-1=x-(?

1. anonymous

what in the world is on the right hand side?

2. anonymous

thats what it wants me to find out

3. anonymous

$\sqrt{5x-1}=x$?

4. anonymous

then -(

5. anonymous

$\sqrt{5x-1}=x-something$?

6. anonymous

yes

7. anonymous

sorry i cannot imagine what the something is. do you have choices? have you seen a problem like this?

8. anonymous

nope hold on

9. anonymous

the answer is 3

10. anonymous

how is $sqrt{5x-1}=x-3? 11. anonymous oooooooooooooooh i understand the question. it is "solve for x" 12. anonymous no that is not right either. if \[\sqrt{5x-1}=x$ then x is not 3. i don't understand what this question is asking, do you?

13. anonymous

it told me it was 3 but just to isolate the radical