1. Squares and routes

If I want to cancel a square a.k.a 4^2 do I multiply or add it to the square route of said number (4 here)

2. Originally Posted by Mukilab
If I want to cancel a square a.k.a 4^2 do I multiply or add it to the square route of said number (4 here)
This small isolated part of what is clearly a larger question makes no sense without more context.

3. You don't add or multiply the square root, you 'take' the square root.

I.e you may have $\displaystyle x^2 = 81$ and you want to find $\displaystyle x$

which is the same as

$\displaystyle x^2 = 9^2$

now you can see you can take the square root of both sides.

$\displaystyle \sqrt{x^2} = \sqrt{9^2}$

which in turns yields

$\displaystyle x = 9$

As square and square root are opposites.

Now go ahead and change the world!

4. Originally Posted by mr fantastic
This small isolated part of what is clearly a larger question makes no sense without more context.
No, I just need to know this for a simultaneous equation. If I need to cancel out a 4^2 do I use multiply by \sqrt{4} or add by \sqrt{4}

5. I am starting to agree with this comment

Originally Posted by mr fantastic
This small isolated part of what is clearly a larger question makes no sense without more context.

6. Originally Posted by pickslides
I am starting to agree with this comment

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By eliminating y find solutions to the simultaneous equations

x^2+y^2=25
y=2x-2

7. Originally Posted by Mukilab
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By eliminating y find solutions to the simultaneous equations

x^2+y^2=25
y=2x-2
Substitute y=2x-2 into x^2+y^2=25, expand, simplify and solve the quadratic for x. Then substitute the values of x into y=2x-2 to get y.