For what values of x is √x+3 defined?
√x + 3 is a pair of real numbers for all values of 'x' that are zero or greater. √(x + 3) is a pair of real numbers for all values of 'x' that are -3 or greater. For other values of 'x', there is a whole system of so-called imaginary numbers that you will learn about in future math classes. With those, you'll be able to handle square roots of things that may sometimes be negative.