# How do you find a positive number whose square is 12 more than the number itself?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 25, 2016

Translate the problem into an equation, and solve to find that the number is

#### Explanation:

Translate the problem into an equation:

Solve the quadratic equation:

Try factoring. If this does not work, we can use the quadratic formula:

Throw out the negative result: