# Question #55d34

Sep 26, 2016

$p = \pm 6$

#### Explanation:

Solve ${p}^{2} = 36$

If you want to solve ${p}^{2} = 36$ you need to get rid of the square.

The opposite operation to squaring, is finding the square root.

Find the square root of both sides.
Remember a square has two possible roots - a positive root and a negative root.

${p}^{2} = \pm \sqrt{36}$

$p = \pm 6$