How do you solve #8=10 (sqrt x) + 3#?

1 Answer
Jul 18, 2015

Answer:

Subtract #3# from both sides, divide both sides by #10#, then square both sides to find:

#x = 1/4#

Explanation:

Given #8 = 10(sqrt(x)) + 3#

Subtract #3# from both sides to get:

#10sqrt(x) = 5#

Divide both side by #10# to get:

#sqrt(x) = 1/2#

Square both sides to get:

#x = (1/2)^2 = 1/4#