# How do you solve sqrt(x + 8) =6?

Jun 6, 2016

Square both sides then solve for x.
$x = 28$

#### Explanation:

Start by squaring both sides to get rid of the square root.

${\left(\sqrt{x + 8}\right)}^{2} = {6}^{2} \Rightarrow \text{ } x + 8 = 36$

Now solve as usual

$x = 36 - 8$

$x = 28$