# How do you solve #4 - sqrt(3x +1) = 5# and find any extraneous solutions?

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Jun 29, 2016

#### Answer:

This equation has no real solutions.

#### Explanation:

To solve such equation first we move roots to left side, and number to right side.

Now you can see that the equation has no real solutions because there are no real numbers whose square root (or any other root of an even degree) is negative.