# Math

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Said1, Jan 24, 2010.

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### Said1VIP Member

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What is correct - -11.4 squared = - 129.96 or 129.96?

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Positive. It's the square root where you have to do the +/- stuff.

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I'm figuring deviation. So, the latter is correct? Merci!

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Best to go with your feelings on stuff like this.

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Or flip a coin. Cant go wrong with that and I'll even draw a diagram of me doingit to 'show' my work. :LOL

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Yep.

(+) x (+) = (+)
(+) x (-) = (-)
(-) x (+) = (-)
(-) x (-) = (+)

When you square a number, it's + regardless of whether it's + or -.

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On a side note

81 is the only number whose sum of its integers equals its square root

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Well damn. Now a dozen USMB members are figuring square roots like crazy to see if you're right about that.

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Keep an eye on this thread, I'll be back when I get to the ranking part.

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### dilloduckDiamond Member

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How dare you do deviations without me ?

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