# SOLUTION: Please help me solve this equation: {{{ sqrt(x+3)=-5}}}

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 Question 448739: Please help me solve this equation: Found 2 solutions by solver91311, Leaf W.:Answer by solver91311(16897)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! No solutions. John My calculator said it, I believe it, that settles it Answer by Leaf W.(97)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Square both sides in order to get rid of the square root: Simplify: x + 3 = 25 Subtract 3 from both sides: x = 22 CHECK SOLUTION (VITAL for these types of problems): 5 = -5 This is FALSE (technically, could be seen as -5, but commonly--in order to avoid confusion--this square root is used to denote the positive square root, and would be used to denote -5). Therefore, there is NO SOLUTION to this problem.