Help needed to solve square root equation

1. Sep 25, 2009

snoothie

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Can someone advice me how to solve this square root equation?
$$n_{0}=1.5*10^{15}+\sqrt{(1.5*10^{15})^{2}+[(0.05)n_{0}]^{2}}$$

I can't figure out how to open up the square root to solve the equation for n0.
Stuck here staring at the equation....

2. Sep 25, 2009

sylas

Isolate the square root on one side of the equals sign, then square both sides.

3. Sep 25, 2009

snoothie

Re: Help needed to solve square root equation (Solved)

solved. but must take note to make the equation:

[n0-(1.5*1015)]2=(1.5*1015)2+0.0025n02

Thanks and cheers