232+172=x2

Rewrite the equation as x2=232+172.

x2=232+172

Take the square root of both sides of the equation to eliminate the exponent on the left side.

x=±232+172

Simplify the right side of the equation.

Raise 23 to the power of 2.

x=±529+172

Raise 17 to the power of 2.

x=±529+289

Add 529 and 289.

x=±818

x=±818

The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.

First, use the positive value of the ± to find the first solution.

x=818

Next, use the negative value of the ± to find the second solution.

x=-818

The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.

x=818,-818

x=818,-818

x=818,-818

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

x=818,-818

Decimal Form:

x=28.60069929…,-28.60069929…

Solve Using the Square Root Property 23^2+17^2=x^2