## anonymous 5 years ago to get rid of the radical in the problem, the square root of 2 times q equals p, i understand that you square both sides but do you square both sides bc its 2? or do you square both sides bc its the square root?

1. Owlfred

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2. anonymous

because its square root

3. anonymous

$\sqrt{2}\sqrt{2}=2$

4. anonymous

thank you! :) ok so in the problem 2q^2 =p^2 in what way does 2 divide the left hand side?

5. anonymous

Not sure I understand your question. However, if you wanted to isolate and solve for q. You would begin by dividing both sides by 2 (what you do to one side of an equation, you must also do to the other.)$(2/2)q ^{2}=p ^{2}/2$$q ^{2}=p ^{2}/2$