Algebra and Trigonometry, 2nd Edition by John W. Coburn

By John W. Coburn

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Algebra and Trigonometry, 2nd Edition

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6, 7, 35, 66 8. List the natural numbers that are a. between 0 and 1. b. greater than 50. 24. 12, 78 6 25. 5Ϫ5, 149, 2, Ϫ3, 6, Ϫ1, 13, 0, 4, ␲6 Identify each of the following statements as either true or false. If false, give an example that shows why. 9. ‫ޗ ( ގ‬ 11. 533, 35, 37, 396 ( ‫ޗ‬ 10. ‫ޗ‬ State true or false. If false, state why. ‫ގ‬ 12. 56 ( ‫ޗ‬ 13. 6 ʦ 50, 1, 2, 3, p6 14. 1297 50, 1, 2, 3, p6 4 3 16. Ϫ78 17. 259 18. Ϫ156 Use a calculator to find the principal square root of each number (round to hundredths as needed).

73 b. 14 2 Ϫ͙ 2 WORTHY OF NOTE . . 999999653. While we can find better approximations by using more and more decimal places, we never obtain five exactly (although some calculators will say the result is 5 due to limitations in programming). Ϫ3 Ϫ2 Ϫ1 ͙3 0 d. 71 c. 36 1 2 p ͙19 3 4 5 6 7 8 . . Now try Exercises 19 through 22 ᮣ Real Numbers The set of rational numbers combined with the set of irrational numbers produces the set of real numbers ‫ޒ‬. 2 illustrates the relationship between the sets of numbers we’ve discussed so far.

3). 3 0 1 Ϫ4 Ͻ 3 2 aϽb 3 4 b Order Property of Real Numbers Given any two real numbers a and b. 1. a 6 b if a is to the left of b on the number line. 2. a 7 b if a is to the right of b on the number line. Inequality notation is used with numbers and variables to write mathematical statements. A variable is a symbol, commonly a letter of the alphabet, used to represent an unknown quantity. Over the years x, y, and n have become most common, although any letter (or symbol) can be used. Often we’ll use variables that remind us of the quantities they represent, like L for length, and D for distance.

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