# How do you solve #sqrt(4x+1)+3=0#?

##### 2 Answers

You can't.

#### Explanation:

Subtract

Since the square root of any number cannot be negative, there are no values of

Actually, there is no solution.

#### Explanation:

I know everyone else said that the solution is

You can also look at the graph of

graph{sqrt(4x+1)+3 [-10.24, 15.07, -3.37, 9.29]}

Here's the flaw in trying to solve it:

Here's the mistake. A square root cannot equal a negative number, so the process needs to stop here. Unfortunately, you can't square both sides.

Hope this helped!