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# need help working problem, solve sqrt(1-3x)-1=x?

sqrt(1-3x)-1=x

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- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
√(1 - 3x) - 1 = x

==> √(1 - 3x) = x + 1

==> [√(1 - 3x)]^2 = (x + 1)^2

(Extraneous solution may result. Previous sign condition lost.)

==> -3x + 1 = x^2 + 2x + 1

==> 0 = x^2 + 5x

==> x(x + 5) = 0

==> x = 0 and x = -5

Check:

-> x = 0 <-

√[1 - 3(0)] - 1 = 0

==> √(1 - 0) - 1 = 0

==> 1 - 1 = 0

==> 0 = 0

-> x = -5 <-

√[1 - 3(-5)] - 1 = -5

==> √16 - 1 = -5

==> 4 - 1 = -5

==> 3 ≠ -5

Therefore, x = -5 must be discarded. The only solution is x = 0.

- buvensLv 44 years ago
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- 1 decade ago
Sqrt(1-3x)-1=x

Sqrt(1-3x)=x+1

square both sides

1-3x=x^2+2x+1

x^2+5x=0

x(x+5)=0

x={0,-5}

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