# 1988 AHSME Problems/Problem 21

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## Problem

The complex number $z$ satisfies $z + |z| = 2 + 8i$. What is $|z|^{2}$? Note: if $z = a + bi$, then $|z| = \sqrt{a^{2} + b^{2}}$.

$\textbf{(A)}\ 68\qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 100\qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 169\qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 208\qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 289$