Posted by **jack bakersfeild** on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 6:59pm.

what is the work of the square root of 3 to the second power minus 5 divided by 8

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:02pm
3 - 5 = -2

-2 / 8 = -0.25

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**Reiny**, Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:19pm
You have now received 3 answers of -.25 from 3 different tutors.

That answer is correct according to the way you posted the question.

I also read it as:

((√3)^2 - 5)/8

= -2/8 = -1/4 or -.25

If you meant something different use brackets to establish the correct order of operations.

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