To remove the radical on the left side of the equation, square both sides of the equation.

Multiply the exponents in .

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Simplify.

Simplify .

Rewrite as .

Expand using the FOIL Method.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify and combine like terms.

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Move to the left of .

Rewrite as .

Rewrite as .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Since is on the right side of the equation, switch the sides so it is on the left side of the equation.

Move all terms containing to the left side of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Combine the opposite terms in .

Subtract from .

Add and .

Move all terms not containing to the right side of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Divide by .

Solve for b square root of b^2-13=b-1