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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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2014-10-19 01:32:03

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

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