## anonymous 4 years ago how do you solve: 2x+1= negative square root of 12

1. myininaya

since you raised both sides to an even power, you should check your results afterwards

2. myininaya

wait

3. myininaya

why did you square both sides/

4. TuringTest

I don't know...:/

5. TuringTest

lol

6. myininaya

subtract 1 on both sides first

7. myininaya

and then divide by 2 lol @ turing

8. myininaya

$2x+1 =- \sqrt{12} => 2x=-1- \sqrt{12}=>x=\frac{-1-\sqrt{12}}{2}$

9. myininaya

and there is a perfect square in 12 12=3(4)=3(2^2) so you can simplify more

10. anonymous

subtract 1, divide by 2

11. myininaya

yep lol