(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

solve for x:

[ x / sqrt(x^2 + h^2) ] = [ d / sqrt(d^2 + h^2) ]

I need to solve for x.

2. Relevant equations

sq rt * sq rt = what is inside the square root

square both sides of an equation

3. The attempt at a solution

Can anyone help me remember how to get rid of the sqrt of x on the bottom of the left hand side? If I multiply by the sq rt of the ( ) I will have to do it on the other side, so I will still have the sq rt.

If I square both sides of the equation, I think that I would get: x^2 / (x^2 + h^2) = d^2 / (d^2 + h^2) Is that right? If so, I don't know where to go from there to solve for x?

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# Homework Help: Solving for a variable when the square root of a formula is in the denominator

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