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âˆš(5x-4) = 7 - âˆš(13-x)
before we do anything, remember we cannot take the square root of a negative so,
5x-4â‰¥0 and 13-xâ‰¥0
xâ‰¥4/5 and x â‰¤ 13

now back to the question,
square both sides

5x-4 = 49 - 14âˆš(13-x) + 13-x
14âˆš(13-x) = 66 - 6x
7âˆš(13-x) = 33 - 3x

square it again:
49(13-x) = 1089 - 198x + 9x^2
9x^2-149x + 452 = 0
x = (149 ± âˆš5929)/18
= (149 ± 77)/18
x = 95 or 4
We can rule out the x=95 since it falls outside our domain established above
So let's test x=4, (answers must be verified after a squaring process)

if x = 4
LS = âˆš(20-4) = âˆš16 = 4
RS = 7 - âˆš9 = 7-3 = 4

x = 4

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This looks like the reply I tried to send yesterday and wouldn't work.
My square roots signs, which didn't come our correctly are done on my Mac by using " Option V "
This has worked for me for years.
Here is the original reply I tried posting

√(5x-4) = 7 - √(13-x)
before we do anything, remember we cannot take the square root of a negative so,
5x-4≥0 and 13-x≥0
x≥4/5 and x ≤ 13

now back to the question,
square both sides

5x-4 = 49 - 14√(13-x) + 13-x
14√(13-x) = 66 - 6x
7√(13-x) = 33 - 3x

square it again:
49(13-x) = 1089 - 198x + 9x^2
9x^2-149x + 452 = 0
x = (149 ± √5929)/18
= (149 ± 77)/18
x = 95 or 4
We can rule out the x=95 since it falls outside our domain established above
So let's test x=4, (answers must be verified after a squaring process)

if x = 4
LS = √(20-4) = √16 = 4
RS = 7 - √9 = 7-3 = 4

x = 4

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