# How do you solve x^2=34?

Jan 20, 2017

See the solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Take the square root of each side of the equation to solve for $x$ while keeping the equation balanced:

Remember, the square root of a number has both a positive and a negative solution.

$\sqrt{{x}^{2}} = \pm \sqrt{34}$

$x = \pm 5.83$ rounded to the nearest hundredth.