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.

Rewrite as .

Use to rewrite as .

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .

Combine and .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Simplify.

Move all terms containing to the left side of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Move all terms not containing to the right side of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Solve for y square root of 8y+9 = square root of 7y+11