Move to the left side of the equation by subtracting it from both sides.

Move to the left side of the equation by adding it to both sides.

Add to both sides of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

To remove the radical on the left side of the equation, square both sides of the equation.

Multiply the exponents in .

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Simplify.

Simplify .

Rewrite as .

Expand using the FOIL Method.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify and combine like terms.

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Move to the left of .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Since is on the right side of the equation, switch the sides so it is on the left side of the equation.

Move all terms containing to the left side of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Move to the left side of the equation by subtracting it from both sides.

Combine the opposite terms in .

Subtract from .

Add and .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

If any individual factor on the left side of the equation is equal to , the entire expression will be equal to .

Set the first factor equal to .

Set the next factor equal to and solve.

Set the next factor equal to .

Add to both sides of the equation.

The final solution is all the values that make true.

Exclude the solutions that do not make true.

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