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Here is the first one....you try the similar second one....

a-3 = sqrt (5a-9) square both sides

a^2 - 6a + 9 = 5a-9 re-arrange

a^2 -11a +18 = 0

(a-9)(a-2) = 0 a = 9 or 2 test both answers.....you will find that only x = 9 works (throw out '2')

ElectricPavlov Sep 28, 2021