# How do you solve #(5- x ) ^ { \frac { 1} { 2} } = ( \frac { x } { 4} ) ^ { \frac { 1} { 2} }#?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 12, 2016

Rewrite the equation as

Kind of helps with visualizing what needs to be done next.

Square both sides and get rid of that nasty radical.

Then you have:

Multiply both sides by 4 to get rid of that ridiculous rational function.

Now it looks a little nicer to solve.