Add to both sides of the equation.

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 .

Multiply by .

Add and .

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.

Subtract from .

Move to the left side of the equation by subtracting it from both sides.

Subtract from .

Factor using the perfect square rule.

Rewrite as .

Check the middle term by multiplying and compare this result with the middle term in the original expression.

Simplify.

Factor using the perfect square trinomial rule , where and .

Set the equal to .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Solve for z square root of 280+40z-z=17