2021 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 2
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Problem
What is the value of ?
Solution 1
Note that the square root of any number squared is always the absolute value of the squared number because the square root function will only return a nonnegative number. By squaring both and , we see that , thus is negative, so we must take the absolute value of , which is just . Knowing this, the first term in the expression equals and the second term is , and summing the two gives .
~bjc, abhinavg0627 and JackBocresion
Solution 2
Let , then . The term is there due to difference of squares when you simplify from . Simplifying the expression gives us , so ~ shrungpatel
Video Solution
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Video Solution by Mathematical Dexterity (50 Seconds)
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See Also
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