# How come there are no solutions to the equation, #sqrtx = - 10#?

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Aug 7, 2018

There is no real number that makes a negative number when squared.

#### Explanation:

Any positive number multiplied by itself (squared) produces a positive answer.

e.g.

Any negative number multiplied by itself (squared) produces a positive answer.

e.g.

The square root of a number is the number that multiplies by itself to produce the product.

If

Aug 7, 2018

However, if you were to square root both sides of