# How do you solve (x-5)^2=9?

Sep 1, 2016

8 or 2.

#### Explanation:

We take the root of each side:
x-5=3
x=3+5
x=8

Or x=2 because:
(2-5)^2=9
-3^2 does equal 9.
The answers are 2 and 8.