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x-sqrt(2x+1) = 7

My answer:
same as:

x - 7 = sqrt(2x+1)
==>

x^2 - 14x + 49 = 2x+1 ==>

x^2 - 16x + 48 = 0

split this up into:

(x - 12) * ( x - 4 ) = 0

so, x can technically be 12 or 4

12 - sqrt(24+1) does = 7

x=12

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    wrong...
    x^2 times (2x+1 )
    equals 2x^3 + 2x^2 -7 =0

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    ohhh I'm so sorry. I misread the question...but your answer is still wrong
    you would square both sides by 2
    and then and up w/ 2x+1 = 49

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    What about the x?

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    Maria, you are correct

    x = 12 is the right answer, since x= 4 does not verify when you try it back in the original.

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