By John W. Coburn

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The two square roots of 49 are and ; 149 represents the square root of 49. ᮣ 4. The decimal form of 17 contains an infinite number of non and non digits. This means that 17 is a(n) number. 5. Discuss/Explain why the value of 12 and not 12. # 13 ϩ 23 is 423 6. Discuss/Explain (a) why 1Ϫ52 2 ϭ 25, while Ϫ52 ϭ Ϫ25; and (b) why Ϫ53 ϭ 1Ϫ52 3 ϭ Ϫ125. DEVELOPING YOUR SKILLS b. Reorder the elements of each set from smallest to largest. 7. List the natural numbers that are a. less than 6. b. less than 1.

5 0 1 2 3 4 Now try Exercises 15 through 18 ᮣ Since the division 72 terminated, the result is called a terminating decimal. The decimal form of Ϫ213 is called repeating and nonterminating. Recall that a repeating decimal is written with a horizontal bar over the first block of digit(s) that repeat. Irrational Numbers Although any fraction can be written in decimal form, not all decimal numbers can be written as a fraction. qxd 14/10/2008 12:08 PM Page 4 EPG 204:MHDQ069:mhcob%0:cob2chR: College Algebra— 4 R-4 CHAPTER R A Review of Basic Concepts and Skills frequently seen in a study of circles.

1Ϫ62 2 c. Ϫ62 Solution ᮣ d. 1 23 2 3 b. 1Ϫ62 2 ϭ 1Ϫ62 # 1Ϫ62 ϭ 36 3 8 d. A 23 B ϭ 23 # 23 # 23 ϭ 27 a. 43 ϭ 4 # 4 # 4 ϭ 64 c. Ϫ62 ϭ Ϫ16 # 62 ϭ Ϫ36 Now try Exercises 63 and 64 ᮣ Examples 11(b) and 11(c) illustrate an important distinction. The expression 1Ϫ62 2 is read, “the square of negative six” and the negative sign is included in both factors. The expression Ϫ62 is read, “the opposite of six squared,” and the square of six is calculated first, then made negative. Square Roots and Cube Roots Index ͙A 3 2 For the square root operation, either the 1 or 1 notation can be used.