This video is an example of how to work with algebraic equations. In this example, the equation needs to be manipulated to find the value of x and y. It looks a little tricky at first, but is fairly straightforward once you complete the expansion.

The question is aimed at GCSE maths grade 7+ non calculator paper.

x and y are positive integers such that (3- √x)^2=y-6√5

Work out the value of x and the value of y.

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Circles & Working with Algebraic Equations

I hope it becomes a little clearer as you work through the quick test videos, before moving on to the higher levels. They do take a bit of a leap forward, although should be OK if you have viewed the earlier ones.

If you would like to find out more try these!

Simplifying Algebraic Fractions

Algebraic Fractions – Calculate the Value of x

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