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[00:00:00] *** Please note: All sessions are recorded for quality control. ***

Guest (Customer)

[00:00:00] i'm not sure if my answer for this equation is correct. the question asked: to solve for the equation; find all real solutions
-(x-5)^2+16=0

Scott M (Tutor)

[00:00:12] Hello.
Welcome to Tutor.com

Guest (Customer)

[00:00:21] hi

Scott M (Tutor)

[00:00:31] what do you think the first step is in solving this problem?

Guest (Customer)

[00:00:53] i will put my work on the board

Scott M (Tutor)

[00:01:17] okay, great.
You can pick up where I left off :)

[00:02:23] okay, wait a minute please

[00:02:48] when you divided by -1,shouldn't you do that to both sides of the equation?

Guest (Customer)

[00:03:05] yes

Scott M (Tutor)

[00:03:33] okay, glad you agree.
So, what do you get when you divide -16 by -1?

[00:04:30] that's much better..

[00:05:27] good job!

[00:05:31] that's one of the answers

[00:06:26] since -4 squared can also be equal to 16 you have to solve for that also

[00:06:40] does that make sense?

Guest (Customer)

[00:06:49] yes

Scott M (Tutor)

[00:07:03] oh, I see you got that one too!

[00:07:07] good job!

[00:07:18] does it make sense to you now?

Guest (Customer)

[00:07:46] yes-thank you SO much! i always get these questions wrong

Scott M (Tutor)

[00:08:06] well, you got it right this time!

[00:08:17] practice makes perfect on these problems

[00:08:38] you have to be careful with the signs.
that is what seems to trip a lot of people up

[00:09:08] if you have no further questions, I will end the session

[00:09:33] please fill out the survey so we know how to better serve you in the future.
Thanks!

[00:09:57] goodnight!