Describe the process used to solve an equation with two radical expressions. How is this process different from solving an equation with only one radical expression?

Describe the process used to solve an equation with two radical expressions. How is this process different from solving an equation with only one radical expression?

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Exponents and radicals
asked 2020-11-07
Describe the process used to solve an equation with two radical expressions. How is this process different from solving an equation with only one radical expression?

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2020-11-08
When there are two radical expressions in an equation, we isolate one radical expression then square both sides of the equation. Depending on whether there is a term added to the other radical expression, it will be expanded such that we isolate again and solve for the variable of the equation.
The process is different from solving an equation with only one radical expression as there are more steps involved when there are two radical expressions.
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