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# Solving an Equation with Two Radical Terms

When more than one radical term is present we must repeat the first two steps of our procedure in order to eliminate both radicals.

Example

Solve for x:

 Solution Step 1 Isolate a radical term. = -2 Add to both sides. This isolates the radical term Step 2 Apply the Principle of Powers.Square both sides. Step 3 Solve the resulting equation. Write the right side as a product. FOIL the right side.Since a radical is still present, we repeat Steps 1 and 2. That is, we isolate the radical and then apply the Principle of Powers. Isolate the remaining radical term. -20 Divide both sides by -4. 5 Square both sides. (5)2 Simplify. Subtract 19 from both sides. Step 4 Check the solution. 25x = x + 19= 6

So, the solution is x =  6.