To remove the radical on the left side of the equation, square both sides of the equation.

Multiply the exponents in .

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Simplify.

Raise to the power of .

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Mixed Number Form:

Solve for a square root of 2a=5