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− | We know that to get 16, you can square 4 or -4. Thus, x | + | We know that to get <math>16</math>, you can square <math>4</math> or <math>-4</math>. Thus, <math>x^2 - 5</math> can have <math>2</math> possibilities. <math>x^2</math> is either <math>9</math> or <math>1</math>, leaving <math>x</math> with possiblities <math>3,-3, 1,</math> and <math>-1,</math> so <math>\boxed{(D)}</math>. |
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
Revision as of 19:41, 20 November 2019
Problem 20
How many different real numbers satisfy the equation
Solution 1
We know that to get , you can square or . Thus, can have possibilities. is either or , leaving with possiblities and so .
See Also
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