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ligia587 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
if \[\sqrt{xa}=b, x>a \]
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ligia587 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
which expression is equivalent to x? \[b^{2}a \]
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kirbykirby Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[\sqrt{xa}=b\]=>\[xa=b^2\]=>\[x=b^2+a\]
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kirbykirby Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
When solving with radicals, square both sides because \[(\sqrt{x})^2=x\]
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kirbykirby Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It will just get rid of it :)!!
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ligia587 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so b^2+ a is the answer?
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ligia587 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how did you know x=> ?
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kirbykirby Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Did you understand the first step? that xa = b^2 ?
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ligia587 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
no i dont
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dw:1358391793350:dw
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kirbykirby Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Ok. Do you understand why \[(\sqrt{x})^2=x\]?
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kirbykirby Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The "x > a" is just imposing a restriction value on your x. You don't need to use it to solve for x
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ligia587 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
where did you get the square from?
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kirbykirby Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It's what you need to do in order to solve the equation. It's similar to like when you have an equation like: \[2x4=10\]\[2x=10+4\]\[2x=14\]\[\frac{2x}{2}=\frac{14}{2}\]\[x=7\] You could argue "how did you get the divided by 2 part?" Well it's similar to your situation. You introduce this exponent to get rid of your square root, just like you introduced a divided by 2 up here^ to isolate your x
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ligia587 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thanks so much :)
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No problem :)
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ligia587 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
can you help me with another problem?
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@ligia587
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i thought you left
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I can help your with your question if you need
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