Isolate the radical or exponent term. If there are two radical terms, set them equal to each other.
To eliminate the radical: square, cube, 4th power etc. both sides of the equation.
To eliminate the exponent: raise both sides of the equation to the reciprocal of the exponent.
Solve for the remaining variable using inverse operations. If an x2 and x terms remain, collect all terms on the x2 side and solve the quadratic equation by one of the previous methods: Quadratic FormulaFactoringCompleting the Square
Check your solutions by plugging them into the original equation OR where the radical or exponent term is isolated.