Have you ever just known you were solving a math problem wrong but you were so far in you just had to see where it took you just incase, but 10 minutes later you’ve confirmed it had to have been wrong all along? Oh, and you’re not sure when exactly it went wrong? Sometimes you have all the skills but you just don’t know when or how to use them. Sometimes you had the skills but that was like a decade ago, and best of luck with that. Sometimes you never had the math skills, the individual how-tos and you’re just plain stuck. Sometimes even with all the skills math still throws radicals, insane fractions, and irrationals your way. It’s all mathematically correct, but it makes zero sense and is just a mess.
Also: this can all be a metaphor for life and suddenly you can relate to my math struggles.
Ah well. I’m going to try isolating the other radical and see what happens.