anonymous one year ago Help me simplify this equation? I'm garbage with this kind of math.

1. anonymous

$\sqrt{(x2-3)^2+(y2-0)^2} = \sqrt{(y2-1)^2}$

2. anonymous

I think what I do next is $(x2-3)^2+(y2-0)^2 = (y2-1)^2$

3. anonymous

by definition$\sqrt{x^2} = \left| x \right|$

4. anonymous

I'm sorry, but how does that apply to this equation? I'm not a math person.

5. anonymous

Because from what I've done so far I guess I would do this. In this case y1=0 which I think is throwing me off a little. $(x _{2})^2+y _{2}^3+0=(y _{2}-1)^2$

6. anonymous

Then I would do the same to the other side? $(x _{2})^2+y _{2}^3=y _{2}^2-2y _{2}+1$

7. anonymous

$\sqrt{(x^2-3)^2 +(y^2)^2}= \sqrt{(y^2-1)}$

8. anonymous

is this the question?

9. anonymous

Yes.

10. anonymous

if so then it would be $(x^2-3)+ y^2= y^2-1$