# How do you solve # 5 sqrt(x-2) =7#?

##### 2 Answers

May 15, 2015

Divide both sides by

#sqrt(x-2) = 7/5#

Square both sides

#x-2 = (7/5)^2 = 49/25#

Add

#x = 2 +49/25 = 3 24/25#

or to look like Katie's answer for those who prefer decimal fractions

#x = 3.96#