Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 8 - Section 8.3 - Operations with Radicals - Exercise Set - Page 592: 64



Work Step by Step

RECALL: (i) $(a+b)(a-b) = a^2-b^2$ (ii) $\sqrt{a}^2=a, a \ge0$ Use rule (i) above to obtain: $=4^2-\sqrt{7}^2 \\=16-\sqrt{7}^2$ Use rule (ii) above to obtain: $=16-7 \\=9$
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