Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Section 8.1 - The Square Root Property and Completing the Square - 8.1 Exercises: 26

Answer

$t=\{ -11,-5 \}$

Work Step by Step

$\bf{\text{Solution Outline:}}$ To solve the given equation, $ (t+8)^2=9 ,$ take the square root of both sides (Square Root Property) and simplify the resulting radical. Then use the properties of equality to isolate the variable. $\bf{\text{Solution Details:}}$ Taking the square root of both sides (Square Root Property), the equation above is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} t+8=\pm\sqrt{9} .\end{array} Simplifying the radical and using the properties of equality to isolate the variable result to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} t+8=\pm3 \\\\ t=-8\pm3 .\end{array} The solutions are \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} t=-8-3 \\\\ t=-11 \\\\\text{OR}\\\\ t=-8+3 \\\\ t=-5 .\end{array} Hence, $ t=\{ -11,-5 \} .$
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