**Solving an Equation with Radicals**

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** Step 1 **Isolate the radical. Make sure that one radical term is alone on one side of the equation.

* Step 2 *Apply the power rule. Raise both sides of the equation to a power that is the same as the index of the radical.

** Step 3 **Solve. Solve the resulting equation; if it still contains a radical, repeat Steps 1 and 2.

** Step 4**Check all potential solutions in the original equation.