Thanks for the response. I do not know what that means since I am not familiar with the notation. Am I correct in believing yields the same result as using 5? Again, thanks for the response. An explanation of that notation would be good. I found 'for all', that was all I could interpret.
EDIT: Ah, is it because it is the principle square root and since y is positive, 5 has to be positive? Otherwise the overall term would be negative, and it wouldn't be the prinicpal square root?
I have a dumb question. If I have the function I can have two solutions which yield non-negative numbers: for x>=0 and for x<=0. Are these valid solutions providing I state the ranges, or are they not valid because they do not satisfy all values of x? I assume the absolute value signs ensure that all values of x are valid. I was just wondering because by stating ranges for x, I can include -5 as a solution.
Thanks in advance.