# How do you solve #sqrtj + sqrtj + 14 = 3sqrtj +10 #?

##### 2 Answers

Feb 28, 2016

#### Explanation:

Given:

Write as:

Collecting like terms

Squaring both sides

Feb 28, 2016

j = 16

#### Explanation:

Collect terms in j to the left and numbers to the right.

hence

#2sqrtj - 3sqrtj = 10 - 14 → -sqrtj = -4# multiply both sides by (-1) to obtain :

# sqrtj = 4 # now square both sides.

#rArr (sqrtj)^2 = 4^2 rArr j = 16 #