## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Substitute $-3$ to $x$ in the given equation to obtain: $\sqrt{5(-3) + 16}=-3+2 \\\sqrt{-15+16} = -1 \\\sqrt{1} = -1 \\1=-1$ $-1$ does not satisfy the equation so it is NOT a solution of the equation. Thus, the given statement is false.