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## Solving Equations with Radicals and Exponents## Raising Each Side to a PowerIf we start with the equation x = 3 and square both sides, we get x
When you solve an equation by raising each side to a power, you must check your answers. Raising each side to an odd power will always give an equivalent equation; raising each side to an even power might not.
Solve the following equation:
Eliminate the square root by raising each side to the power 2:
Check by evaluating x = 14 in the original equation:
The solution set is {14}. |