Best answer:
(1 - √3) results in a negative number.
When you square it, it becomes positive.
Then the square root of a positive number is a positive number.
So you won't get the starting negative number that you started with. you get the opposite of that, so:
- (1 - √3)
If we distribute the -1, we get:
-1 + √3
And...
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Best answer: (1 - √3) results in a negative number.
When you square it, it becomes positive.
Then the square root of a positive number is a positive number.
So you won't get the starting negative number that you started with. you get the opposite of that, so:
- (1 - √3)
If we distribute the -1, we get:
-1 + √3
And then flipping the two terms around to get:
√3 - 1
So that's why you get what you get.
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