Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 10 - Section 10.4 - Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions - Exercise Set: 76



Work Step by Step

$(\sqrt{x-6}-7)^{2}$ Use the formula for squaring a binomial to evaluate this product. The formula is $(a-b)^{2}=a^{2}-2ab+b^{2}$. In this expression, $a=\sqrt{x-6}$ and $b=7$ Substitute the known values into the formula and simplify if possible: $(\sqrt{x-6}-7)^{2}=(\sqrt{x-6})^{2}-14\sqrt{x-6}+49=...$ $...=x-6-14\sqrt{x-6}+49=...$ $...=x-14\sqrt{x-6}+43$
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