## Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

Published by Pearson

# Chapter P - Section P.3 - Radicals and Rational Exponents - Exercise Set - Page 45: 5

#### Answer

root is not a real number

#### Work Step by Step

RECALL: In $\sqrt{a}$, the radicand $a$ cannot be negative since its square root will not be a real number. The given square root has a negative radicand. Thus, its square root is not a real number.

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