## anonymous one year ago Explain, in complete sentences, the difference between a radical equation and an equation simply containing a radical expression. Provide an example of each.

1. anonymous

A radical equation has a variable inside a radical. Equations that have radicals, but not over variables are not radical equations. e.g $2x=\sqrt{5}$

2. anonymous

I still do not get it....

3. jtvatsim

Here is an example of a radical equation $\sqrt{x} = 2$ notice that the x (or variable) is inside the square root. Here is an example of an equation containing a radical expression $x = \sqrt{2}$ notice that there is a square root here, but the x is not inside it.

4. anonymous

okay thanks guys :)