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Emily778
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check for extraneous solutions.
sqrt x+7x=1
Please show step by step on how to do this. Thankyou.
 6 months ago
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Emily778 Group Title
check for extraneous solutions. sqrt x+7x=1 Please show step by step on how to do this. Thankyou.
 6 months ago
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RolyPoly Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Let \(u=\sqrt{x}\), then x = \(u^2\) Now, the equation becomes \[u+7u^2=1\] Can you do it?
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I don't get the way you're explaining it to me @RolyPoly
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Krazete Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Please make use of parentheses. The way you write problems is sorta confusing. Is it √(x+7)x=1 or ...?
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I guess. Sorry, it doesn't show parentheses on my math problem.
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RolyPoly Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Is the equation (1)\(\sqrt{ x+7x} =1\) or (2) \(\sqrt{x}+7x=1\)?
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
nvm, i got the answer. Thx
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
nvm.. I tried wolframalpha. But only get two step by steps each day:(
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'll have to get the answer tomorrow.
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RolyPoly Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It would be better if you know how to solve it, instead of just relying on WolframAlpha.
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
eh, true. But lets be honest with ourselves, I'm never going to use this advanced of math in the future.
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Honestly, I just need credits/passed classes
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you can argue all you want, but it's true.
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RolyPoly Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Don't want to argue, just want to help you pass the course and you can learn how to solve it at the same time :)
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
can you just show me please? I'm 18 lessons behind:(
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
\[\sqrt{x+7}x=1\]
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
add x to both sides
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It would be a different story if I wasn't that behind
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RolyPoly Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\sqrt{x7x}=1\]\[\sqrt{x7}x=1\]\[\sqrt{x}7x=1\] Which one is your question?
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
like this @nikato dw:1388896983931:dw
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the 2nd one @RolyPoly
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what next?
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
so now u havedw:1388897108757:dw now square both sides
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i know 9 is the solution
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what next?
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
did u square both sides. and simplified it?
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how do I simplify it?
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1388897450469:dwdoes that make sense?
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what next?
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
subtract x and 7 on both sides so that the equation equal 0
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1388897691356:dw
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what next? :D ha
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1388897800670:dw can u factor the right side?
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
can you show me? eheh
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1388898386363:dw
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it has to be 9.
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
no, i dont think 9 is a solution. try pluggin it back into the origianl equation. it doesnt work
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1388899069611:dw
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
then you did it wrong. Ugh. Wolfram said it was 9
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
no, im for sure 9 is not an answer. it doesnt make sense. its one fo those^
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@Krazete is he wrong or not?
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
sorry, nikato. I gotta make sure.
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
yea, its fine. whatever u feel is right
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Krazete Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
nikato's right.
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okayy,, it's just wolfram said the solution was 9. But I guess it's better to have something than nothing at all.
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
maybe u typed in the wrong equation in wolfrma
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Krazete Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Look at what Wolfram says under "input." Is it the same as your problem? It might've calculated √x instead of √(x+7). Parentheses are quite important.
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
nikato, what do I do next? Sorry for doubting you
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1388899779946:dw solve for x. did most of the work. should be easy for u. there are suppose to be 2 answers
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
one of them is 2.
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
yes. and the other?
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
no, 3. so now u want to find if there is anyextraneous answers
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
plug both back into the equation and see if they make sensedw:1388900195738:dw
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ugh. How much more is there??
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what next?
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
no, this is it. check if both of those equation are true. if they are not, then that "x" is extraneous
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thanks. :p
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
WAIT NO. its either 2 or 3. i helped plug in both in for x the first one is x=2 and the other is x=3
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I did it in my calculator. How'd you get your answer?
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
no, thats not what i meant
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1388901004098:dw
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'm sorry, I still don't get how you got those answers. I got 5 and 1. 1 was correct. 5 was incorrect.
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
yes. so that means 3 is the extraneous answer. remember how we worked the problem, and got 2 and 3 as the naswer. however when u plug 3 back into the original equation u get 5 instead of 1. which means the answer doesnt "work" which we call an extraneous answer
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so what is the answer???
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nikato Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
becuz like i said ^ 3 is an extraneous solution
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Emily778 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so, I would put "x=2 only"?
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