How do you solve the equation #x^2=289#?

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Feb 14, 2017

Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

Explanation:

To solve this take the square root of each side of the equation which will solve for #x# while keeping the equation balanced. However, remember, the square root of a number results in both a negative and positive solution.

#sqrt(x^2) = +-sqrt(289)#

#x = +-sqrt(289) = +-17#