# How do you solve #2sqrt(x+4) -1 = x#?

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Apr 10, 2015

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4(x+4)= x^2 +2x+1. Simplify this to get,

(x-5)(x+3)=0

That gives x= 5 as the required solution. x=-3 does not satisfy the given equation, hence that has to be rejected.

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