# SOLUTION: Help! I am a bit confused! Here is my problem: "The square of the sum of a number and 5 is 36. Find the numbers." Are they asking me to find the square of 31? (since 31+5=36)

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Quadratic Equations Question 86043: Help! I am a bit confused! Here is my problem: "The square of the sum of a number and 5 is 36. Find the numbers." Are they asking me to find the square of 31? (since 31+5=36)... I am a little lost... Please help! Thank you!! Answer by stanbon(60771)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!"The square of the sum of a number and 5 is 36. Find the numbers." -------------- Let the number be "x"."The square of the sum of a number and 5 is 36. Find the numbers." EQUATION: (x+5)^2 = 36 (x+5)^2 - 36 = 0 (x+5+6)(x+5-6)=0 x=-11 or x=1 =========== Cheers, Stan H.