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    Need 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!
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    Re: Need help simplifying this equation...

    If by simplify you mean solve for x then

    \left ( x-a \right )^{2}=b

    Take the square root of both sides x-a=\sqrt{b}

    Add a to both sides to give x=\pm \sqrt{b}+a
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    Re: Need help simplifying this equation...

    Which is close to your answer if you write it this way

    x=a\pm \sqrt{b}
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    Re: Need help simplifying this equation...

    Thanks!
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