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− | <math>\sqrt{-(x+1)^2}</math> is a real number, if and only if <math>-(x+1)^2</math> is nonnegative. Since <math>(x+1)^2</math> is always nonnegative, <math>-(x+1)^2</math> is nonnegative only when <math>-(x+1)^2=0</math>, or when <math>x=-1 \Rightarrow \textbf{(B)}</math>. | + | <math>\sqrt{-(x+1)^2}</math> is a real number, if and only if <math>-(x+1)^2</math> is nonnegative. Since <math>(x+1)^2</math> is always nonnegative, <math>-(x+1)^2</math> is nonnegative only when <math>-(x+1)^2=0</math>, or when <math>x=-1 \Rightarrow \textbf{(B)}</math>.~MathJams |
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Latest revision as of 20:03, 12 July 2020
Problem 2
For how many real numbers is a real number?
Solution
is a real number, if and only if is nonnegative. Since is always nonnegative, is nonnegative only when , or when .~MathJams
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