# How do you solve sqrtx=16 and check the solution?

Feb 13, 2017

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

To solve, square both sides of the equation to solve for $x$ while keeping the equation balanced:

${\left(\sqrt{x}\right)}^{2} = {16}^{2}$

$x = 256$

To check the solution take the square root of 256 which is 16.