Just like with other equations you have seen, we can determine the roots of a radical equation both graphically and algebraically.  The algebraic solution often involves the check to see if any of the roots are extraneous.  You can use your graphing calculator or one of many online or downloadable graphing applications tol help find the roots of an equation:



  • p96 #1-7, 9, 10, 13, 16, *14 *17

Things you should know after today:

  • How to solve a radical equation algebraically and check for extraneous roots
  • Solving radical equations using graphing technology
    • choosing appropriate functions
    • choosing appropriate window settings
    • determining the roots from the graph
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