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Isolating the Square To solve some quadratic equations with square roots, you need to do a little extra work before you take the square root. The square variable needs to be isolated, or alone by itself on one side of the equation, before you can take the square root of both sides. For example, you can use square roots to solve the following equation, but only if the x 2 is isolated. How can you isolate the x 2 in the equation? Reveal Answer You can isolate the x 2 by adding 25 to both sides of the equation. Once the x 2 is isolated, you can solve the equation by taking the square root of both sides. How do you solve the equation ? Reveal Answer Solve the equation by taking the square root of both sides. Remember to consider the

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