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How many real solutions does the equation √x+5=x have?

2. Relevant equations

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3. The attempt at a solution

I squared both sides so I got x+5=x^2 then I formed a quadratic equation: x^2-x-5=0

I got two real solutions but the answer is one.

I know it has something to do with x+5 being sqrooted but I don't know how to go about solving it.

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# Homework Help: How to determine # of solutions to sqroot of x+5=x?

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