I think the issue is that it is (-3)^2. This makes 9. So instead of adding 3^2 to both sides in your first algebraic step, you should subtract 9. This will alleviate the negative issue.
I think the issue is that it is (-3)^2. This makes 9. So instead of adding 3^2 to both sides in your first algebraic step, you should subtract 9. This will alleviate the negative issue.