anonymous one year ago help medal for answer and owl bucks :) Solve the equation the square root of the quantity x plus 4 minus 3 equals 1 for the variable. Show each step of your solution process.

1. phi

can you post this using the equation editor (reading math in words is tough)

2. anonymous

ok

3. anonymous

yea

4. anonymous

$\sqrt{x+4}-3=1$

5. phi

can you add 3 to both sides? write + 3 on both sides then simplify what do you get ?

6. anonymous

x=21

7. phi

don't skip steps write +3 on each side, like this $\sqrt{x+4}-3+3=1+3$

8. phi

on the right side you have 1+3 that simplifies on the left side notice you have -3 + 3 and that simplifies what do you get after simplifying?

9. phi

what is 1+ 3?

10. anonymous

4

11. phi

and what is -3+3 ?

12. phi

-3+3 is the same as 3 + -3 or 3-3