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1-75.

Helen thinks $\sqrt { x ^ { 2 } } = x$. Felicia does not agree.

1. Use various values of $x$ to check whether or not Helen is correct.

Try evaluating different numbers. Be sure to include positive numbers, negative numbers and fractions.

2. Find an accurate expression for $\sqrt { x ^ { 2 } }$.

If both $n$ and $−n$ give you the same value, $n$, how can we alter Helen's statement to make it true?