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    √u^2 =u for any number u. True or False?

    √u^2 =u for any number u. True or False?

    i think it's true...
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    Re: √u^2 =u for any number u. True or False?

    Quote Originally Posted by naturebuilder View Post
    i think it's true...
    It is false: \sqrt{(-2)^2}\ne -2~.
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    Re: √u^2 =u for any number u. True or False?

    Quote Originally Posted by naturebuilder View Post
    i think it's true...

    \sqrt{(u)^2}= |u|
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