By John W. Coburn

3 parts give a contribution to a topic sustained in the course of the Coburn sequence: that of laying an organization origin, construction a superior framework, and delivering robust connections. not just does Coburn current a valid problem-solving method to coach scholars to acknowledge an issue, set up a strategy, and formulate an answer, the textual content encourages scholars to work out past approaches so that it will achieve a better knowing of the large principles in the back of mathematical options. Written in a readable, but mathematically mature demeanour acceptable for school algebra point scholars, Coburn's Algebra & Trigonometry makes use of narrative, broad examples, and quite a number routines to attach likely disparate mathematical themes right into a cohesive complete. Coburn's hallmark purposes are born out of the author's large stories in and outdoors the study room, and attract the sizeable range of scholars and instructing tools during this direction zone. taking advantage of the suggestions of hundreds and hundreds of teachers and scholars around the state, Algebra & Trigonometry moment variation, keeps to stress connections with the intention to enhance the extent of pupil engagement in arithmetic and raise their probabilities of good fortune in university algebra.

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0, 5, 12 ʦ ޗ b. 17, 121, ʦ ވ d. Ϫ2, 0, 5, 12 ʦ ޚ Now try Exercises 23 through 26 EXAMPLE 6 ᮣ Evaluating Statements about Sets of Numbers Determine whether the statements are true or false. a. ޑ ( ގ b. ޑ ( ވ c. ޚ ( ޗ d. 1 The Language, Notation, and Numbers of Mathematics Solution ᮣ A. You’ve just reviewed sets of numbers, graphing real numbers, and set notation a. b. c. d. True: All natural numbers can be written as a fraction over 1. False: No irrational number can be written in fraction form.

N 0Ϭnϭ0 The expressions n Ϭ 0 02: and n 0 are undefined. Squares, Cubes, and Exponential Form When a number is repeatedly multiplied by itself as in (10)(10)(10)(10), we write it using exponential notation as 104. The number used for repeated multiplication (in this case 10) is called the base, and the superscript number is called an exponent. The exponent tells how many times the base occurs as a factor, and we say 104 is written in exponential form. Numbers that result from squaring an integer are called perfect squares, while numbers that result from cubing an integer are called perfect cubes.

Qxd 14/10/2008 12:08 PM Page 14 EPG 204:MHDQ069:mhcob%0:cob2chR: College Algebra— 14 R-14 CHAPTER R A Review of Basic Concepts and Skills c. ten less than triple the payment d. two hundred fifty feet more than double the length Solution ᮣ a. Let n represent the number. Then 2n represents twice the number, and 2n ϩ 5 represents twice a number, increased by five. b. Let W represent the width. Then 3W represents three times the width, and 3W Ϫ 6 represents six less than three times the width. c. Let p represent the payment.