Take the square root of each side of the equation to set up the solution for

Remove the perfect root factor under the radical to solve for .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Pull terms out from under the radical.

First, use the positive value of the to find the first solution.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Next, use the negative value of the to find the second solution.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Simplify each term.

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Solve Using the Square Root Property (3p+1)^2=12