Why does

(2-X)^2=-1

have no real solution?

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- June 6th 2009, 08:51 PMprettiestfriendQuadratics question
Why does

(2-X)^2=-1

have no real solution? - June 6th 2009, 08:53 PMJoel
This is because no number squared either positive or negative can give a negative answer.

- June 6th 2009, 09:10 PMyeongil
And I'll be willing to bet that many math students, when seeing this problem, would expand the (2 - x)^2 and try to solve for x using the quadratic formula. It drives me nuts when students make problems much harder than they have to be.

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- June 6th 2009, 11:22 PMaidan