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Using the plug-in method is a faster way to get correct answer.

As we know that expression under square root is <=0, x must be <=2.

Plug in any value of x that is <=2, say x=1, in given expression​and each answer choice.

Only Choice A will match.

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If each expression under the square root is greater than or equal to 0, what is \(\sqrt{x^2 - 6x + 9} + \sqrt{2 - x} + x - 3\)?

A. \(\sqrt{2 - x}\)
B. \(2x - 6 + \sqrt{2 - x}\)
C. \(\sqrt{2 - x} + x - 3\)
D. \(2x - 6 + \sqrt{x - 2}\)
E. \(x + \sqrt{x - 2}\)



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Can you please provide link to similar kind of question
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Bunuel wrote:
If each expression under the square root is greater than or equal to 0, what is \(\sqrt{x^2 - 6x + 9} + \sqrt{2 - x} + x - 3\)?

A. \(\sqrt{2 - x}\)
B. \(2x - 6 + \sqrt{2 - x}\)
C. \(\sqrt{2 - x} + x - 3\)
D. \(2x - 6 + \sqrt{x - 2}\)
E. \(x + \sqrt{x - 2}\)



Hie Bunuel,

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Here as per condition we can get both x<=2 and x>=3
wondering how only x<=2 condition was considered initially
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Here as per condition we can get both x<=2 and x>=3
wondering how only x<=2 condition was considered initially


The square of a number is 0 or positive, so from \(\sqrt{(x-3)^2}\) we don't have x >= 3 because (x - 3)^2 is non-negative for any value of x, not only for x >= 3.
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Hey Bunuel!

I'm a bit confused over here. I do understand that \(\sqrt{x^2} = |x|\). However, we are given that each expression under the square root is greater than or equal to 0. Hence \(\sqrt{x^2−6x+9} = \sqrt{(x-3)^2} = |x-3|\).

So the entity, \(|x-3| ≥ 0\) Hence, isn't the range of x becomes \(x≥3\) from this term?

Let me know where am I going wrong.

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Originally posted by PrayasT on 22 Jun 2018, 14:46.
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Hey Bunnel!

I'm a bit confused over here. I do understand that \(\sqrt{x^2} = |x|\). However, we are given that each expression under the square root is greater than or equal to 0. Hence \(\sqrt{x^2−6x+9} = \sqrt{(x-3)^2} = |x-3|\).

So the entity, \(|x-3| ≥ 0\) Hence, isn't the range of x becomes \(x≥3\) from this term?

Let me know where am I going wrong.

Thanks a lot
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Absolute value is always non-negative so \(|x-3| ≥ 0\) is true for any value of x. Or in other way, since the square of a number is non-negative then \(\sqrt{(x-3)^2}\) is defined for any value of x.

We get the range of x from \(\sqrt{2 - x}\). The square root to be defined the expression under the square root must be greater than or equal to 0 --> \(2-x \ge 0\) \(\rightarrow\) \(x \le 2\).
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PrayasT wrote:
Hey Bunnel!

I'm a bit confused over here. I do understand that \(\sqrt{x^2} = |x|\). However, we are given that each expression under the square root is greater than or equal to 0. Hence \(\sqrt{x^2−6x+9} = \sqrt{(x-3)^2} = |x-3|\).

So the entity, \(|x-3| ≥ 0\) Hence, isn't the range of x becomes \(x≥3\) from this term?

Let me know where am I going wrong.

Thanks a lot
PrayasT


Absolute value is always non-negative so \(|x-3| ≥ 0\) is true for any value of x. Or in other way, since the square of a number is non-negative then \(\sqrt{(x-3)^2}\) is defined for any value of x.

We get the range of x from \(\sqrt{2 - x}\). The square root to be defined the expression under the square root must be greater than or equal to 0 --> \(2-x \ge 0\) \(\rightarrow\) \(x \le 2\).



That makes perfect sense! Thanks a lot!

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I solved in the following manner:

Once you realize x<=2, plug in x=2 in the prompt, you get 0.
Now check answer choices by plugging in x=2 to get the value 0.

Only answer choice A fits.
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What a great question.
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