Posted by **emm** on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 7:50pm.

If (x+2)² = 25 and x > 0, what is the value of x?

I have no idea what to put for x, if someone could please show me the steps ?

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 7:57pm
what is the square root of each side?

(x+2)=+- 5

so x can be one of two values. Do first with +5, then do with -5.

I get -7, and 3

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**emm**, Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 8:00pm
okay thanks! I understand now.

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