Quandaries
and Queries 

Name: Elizabeth Who is asking: Student Question: 

Hi Elizabeth, The point of this question is for you to recognize a pattern. What you need to see is an expression with three terms and the variable in the first term is the square of the variable in the second term. That is
I would change the variable by
and then the equation becomes
Factor this expression and solve for z, and then x is the square root of z. Make sure that you check your answer. Cheers, 

