Solve: `9p^2 + 8 = -77`  9p^2+8=-77   Solve the equation by taking square roots.

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Please note that I have only now seen the negative:

`9p^2 + 8 = -77`

`9p^2 = -77-8`


`p^2= (-85)/9`


This would render no solution unless we use imaginary numbers (i):

`therefore p = sqrt9.44 i` or `p=-sqrt9.44 i`

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