Posted by Nancy on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 8:52pm.
You will need brackets to show where the square root ends
the way you have it ...
x - √3x = 14
x(1-√3) = 14
x = 14/(1-√3)
something tells me that is not what you meant
e.g.
is it x = √(3x+12) + 2 ?