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## berrypicking 3 years ago I have a questions that doesn't appear to be an equation. Not sure how to solve. What is the solution of sq rt.(5x+1) The possible sol'n are x =0; x=16 and x=0; x=16; x=16 and x=1

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1. klimenkov

If you want to get a solution type an equation firstly.

2. whatisthequestion

Shouldn't there be an equals sign somewhere in the initial equation of sqrt*x+) ?

3. whatisthequestion

sorry sqrt(5x+1)

4. berrypicking

there is no = sign just the sq rt sign with 5x+1 under it Can it not be solved unless there is an = sign. Maybe something is missing.

5. whatisthequestion

Maybe look higher up sometimes my math textbook says like for all of these equations solve when equal to five or something like that.

6. berrypicking

I don't get what u r saying

7. whatisthequestion

ahhh I think I know what they mean now I think the equation is in the form y=sqrt(5x+1) which means they want you to solve for when it crosses the x axis. See if that sounds like something you have/are doing in class.

8. berrypicking

my lesson is solving sq rt and other radical equations

9. estudier

Maybe it means which solution sets are possible....

10. estudier

Some constraint....

11. whatisthequestion

Unfortunately I cannot help you as a) I do not fully understand what you are asking and b) I have to go I have class in 15 minutes

12. estudier

I would like to see wording of exact question...

13. berrypicking

exact wording is: What is the solution of sq. rt (5x+1)?

14. estudier

The whole question....

15. berrypicking

that is the whole question

16. estudier

What about the solutions part?

17. berrypicking

possbile answers are x=0; x=16 and x=0; x=16; x=16 and x=1

18. phi

It might be a typo in the question. The answers you gave imply sqrt(5x+1)= 1 or maybe sqrt(5x+1)= 9 are possible equations.

19. estudier

What is the solution of sq. rt (5x+1)? Possbile answers are x=0; x=16 and x=0; x=16; x=16 and x=1 That's what it says?

20. whatisthequestion

yea because if you solve for zeros you get 5x+1=0 5x=-1 x=-1/5

21. berrypicking

exactly

22. berrypicking

I tried solving for 0

23. berrypicking

I was thinking it's a typo but wasn't sure. Thought maybe I was missing something

24. whatisthequestion

As far as I can tell you seem to be missing a crucial piece of this question somewhere.

25. phi

I would bet your are a victim here. If you post a scan of the page, it might make it obvious to us...

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