Algebra and Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry by Earl W. Swokowski, Jeffery A. Cole

By Earl W. Swokowski, Jeffery A. Cole

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Some special cases of this definition are given in the following illustration. ILLUS TRATION The Absolute Value Notation ͉ a ͉ ͉ 3 ͉ ϭ 3, since 3 Ͼ 0. ͉Ϫ3͉ ϭ Ϫ͑Ϫ3͒, since Ϫ3 Ͻ 0. Thus, ͉ Ϫ3 ͉ ϭ 3. ͉ 2 Ϫ ͙2 ͉ ෇ 2 Ϫ ͙2, since 2 Ϫ ͙2 Ͼ 0. ͉ ͙2 Ϫ 2 ͉ ෇ Ϫ͑ ͙2 Ϫ 2 ͒, since ͙2 Ϫ 2 Ͻ 0. Thus, ͉ ͙2 Ϫ 2 ͉ ෇ 2 Ϫ ͙2. In the preceding illustration, ͉ 3 ͉ ෇ ͉ Ϫ3 ͉ and ͉ 2 Ϫ ͙2 ͉ ෇ ͉ ͙2 Ϫ 2 ͉. In general, we have the following: ͉ a ͉ ෇ ͉ Ϫa ͉, for every real number a TI-83/4 Plus Absolute Value ᭟ MATH TI-86 1 Ϫ3 ) ENTER 2nd MATH abs(F5) Ϫ3 NUM(F1) ENTER 576 STO ᭟ 927 STO ᭟ ᭟ MATH A Ϫ ALPHA A ALPHA B 1 ALPHA ALPHA B : ALPHA ENTER ALPHA A ALPHA B 2nd ) ENTER ALPHA ALPHA ϭ 576 2nd ALPHA ϭ 927 ENTER MATH A NUM(F1) Ϫ ( abs(F5) B ALPHA : ) ENTER On the TI-86, note that ALPHA A ALPHA ϭ 576 and 576 STO ᭟ A are equivalent.

24 CHAPTER 1 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA n To complete our terminology, the expression 2 a is a radical, the number a is the radicand, and n is the index of the radical. The symbol 2 is called a radical sign. 3 If 2a ϭ b, then b2 ϭ a; that is, ͑ 2a͒2 ϭ a. If 2 a ϭ b, then b3 ϭ a, or 3 3 ͑ 2 a ͒ ϭ a. Generalizing this pattern gives us property 1 in the next chart. n Properties of 2a (n is a positive integer) Property (1) (2) (3) (4) Illustrations ͑ 25͒2 ϭ 5, ͑ 23 Ϫ8 ͒3 ϭ Ϫ8 n 2͑Ϫ2͒3 ϭ Ϫ2, 2 ͑Ϫ2͒5 ϭ Ϫ2 n 2͑Ϫ3͒2 ϭ ͉ Ϫ3 ͉ ϭ 3, 2 ͑Ϫ2͒4 ϭ ͉ Ϫ2 ͉ ϭ 2 ͑ 2n a ͒n ϭ a if 2n a is a real number n 2 an ϭ a if a Ն 0 2 52 ϭ 5, 2 an ϭ a if a Ͻ 0 and n is odd 3 3 2 2 ϭ2 3 2 an ϭ ͉ a ͉ if a Ͻ 0 and n is even 5 4 If a Ն 0, then property 4 reduces to property 2.

1 Exercises Exer. 1–2: If x < 0 and y > 0, determine the sign of the real number. 1 (a) xy 2 (a) x y (b) x 2y (c) ̈ (b) xy 2 (c) x ϩx y (d) y Ϫ x xϪy xy (d) y͑ y Ϫ x͒ 1 1 (d) c is between 5 and 3 . (e) p is not greater than Ϫ2. (f ) The negative of m is not less than Ϫ2. (g) The quotient of r and s is at least 15 . (h) The reciprocal of f is at most 14. Exer. 3–6: Replace the symbol ᮀ with either <, >, or ‫ ؍‬to make the resulting statement true. 143 22 7 ᮀ␲ Exer. 7–8: Express the statement as an inequality.

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