# How do you solve #sqrt(5m-16)=m-2#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Answer:

Rewrite the equation as a *quadratic* and solve for

#### Explanation:

The first thing you need to do in order to solve this equation is get rid of the radical term by squaring both sides of the equation

Move all your terms to one side of the equation to get

Use the *quadratic formula* to determine the two solutions for this equation

Check both solutions to make sure that both are valid, i.e. you don't have an *extraneous solution*.

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