Introduction to Solving Equations Containing Radicals

Now that you understand how to combine radical terms and expressions using algebraic operations, you can solve equations that contain radicals. Soon, we will be able to help Joan figure out how tall the ladder needs to be! In this lesson you will use the addition and multiplication properties of equality as well as the rules for exponents.

In particular, you will learn how to:

  • Isolate a radical term in an equation using algebra and rules for radicals and exponents
  • Identify a radical equation with no solution or extraneous solutions
  • Solve application problems involved kinetic energy, volume, and free-fall


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