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Which of the following is the perimeter of an equilateral triangle with a side of x, if $$\sqrt{x^8}=81$$ ?

A. 27

B. $$9\sqrt{3}$$

C. 9

D. $$3\sqrt{3}$$

E. 3

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Which of the following is the perimeter of an equilateral triangle with a side of x, if $$\sqrt{x^8}=81$$ ?

A. 27

B. $$9\sqrt{3}$$

C. 9

D. $$3\sqrt{3}$$

E. 3

Find side x, if x = $$\sqrt{x^8}=81$$

$$\sqrt{x^8}=81$$ =

$$(x^8)^{\frac{1}{2}}$$ = $$x^4$$

$$x^{4} = 81$$

$$x = 3$$

If x = 3, the perimeter of the equilateral triangle is

(3)(3) = 9

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