Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Section 7.1 - Radical Expressions and Graphs - 7.1 Exercises: 53

Answer

12

Work Step by Step

For any real number $a$, $\sqrt (a^{2})=|a|$. That is, the principal square root of $a^{2}$ is the absolute value of $a$. Therefore, $\sqrt (12^{2})=|12|=12$.
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