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Assignment 2




We can follow two paths. Firstly, we can determine for which values of x the equation above is defined. In this case, both the expression under the root and the right-hand side have be to greater than or equal to 0. In this case this requires quite a few calculations.
We can also first try to figure out the solutions and then determine whether they satisfy the equation. Here we choose the second approach.

We square both sides of the equation and get:




This equation has the following solutions:

x=0 or x=1

We must now examine whether these solutions satisfy the original equation. We see that x=0 does satisfy, but x=1 does not because a root can not have a negative value. Therefore, the solution of the original equation is:


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