Hi all Thanks in advance for help! Trying to simplify: (x-a)^2 = b I believe the answer is x = a+b or a-b... can you please show working? Thanks!

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- Nov 22nd 2012, 12:04 AMkermolaNeed help simplifying this equation...
Hi all Thanks in advance for help! Trying to simplify: (x-a)^2 = b I believe the answer is x = a+b or a-b... can you please show working? Thanks!

- Nov 22nd 2012, 12:32 AMgrillageRe: Need help simplifying this equation...
If by simplify you mean solve for x then

Take the square root of both sides

Add a to both sides to give - Nov 22nd 2012, 12:35 AMgrillageRe: Need help simplifying this equation...
Which is close to your answer if you write it this way

- Nov 22nd 2012, 03:49 PMkermolaRe: Need help simplifying this equation...
Thanks!