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Of course it is. 'a' can be any positive or negative number, and 'b' is its square.

That's no problem.

What is difficult is for 'b' to be a negative number in the same equation.

No real number for 'a' can produce a negative 'b'.

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It is possible, because you can square a negative number to get a positive number.

Q: Is it possible for a to be a negative number in the equation a squared equal b explain why or why not?

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Yo should say that you cannot explain something that is not true.

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8x squared

the name is squared equation

The question is ambiguous. If you meant negative (64 squared), the value is -4096, which is a negative integer. If, instead, you meant (negative 64) squared, the value is +4096, a positive integer.

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This is not possible, because any number squared would be positive, not negative.

Yo should say that you cannot explain something that is not true.

no

The kinetic energy of an object can never be negative. Why? The equation for kinetic energy is 1/2mv^2. Mass cannot be negative, as it is mass. Though velocity can be negative, it will never result in a negative resultant because it will be squared. An example would be -4 squared. -4 squared will result in a positive 16. Even -4000 squared will still be a positive 16000000. So in conclusion, kinetic energy will never be negative.

That simply means that there is both a positive and a negative number which, when squared, gives you 64.

The quadric equation is: negative b plus or minus the square root of b squared minus 4ac all over(divided by) 2a

A quadratic equation.

8x squared

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-12 squared is 144.

The answer ti -3 squared is similar to the answer to 3 squared. When a negative is multiplied by a negative, you get a positive, so the correct answer is 9

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