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Solve sqrt(x + 1) + 5 = x.

 Aug 2, 2020
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sqrt (x+1) = x-5      square both sides

x+1 = x^2 -10x + 25

x^2 -11x +24 = 0    

(x-3)(x-8) = 0                   x = 3 (throw out)      and 8      (*** edited ***   for positive roots only)

 Aug 2, 2020
edited by ElectricPavlov  Aug 2, 2020
edited by ElectricPavlov  Aug 2, 2020

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