Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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

Chapter 11 - Section 11.1 - Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square - Exercise Set - Page 767: 87


The solutions are complex.

Work Step by Step

As the equation given is $(x+1)^{2} = -1$, the first step in solving for $x$ would be to take the square root of both sides of the equation. As the square root of $-1$ is imaginary, both roots are complex.
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