# Algebra and Trigonometry (9th Edition) by Michael Sullivan

By Michael Sullivan

**Mike Sullivan’s** time-tested technique focuses scholars at the basic abilities they want for the path: *preparing *for classification, *practicing *with homework, and *reviewing* the options. within the **Ninth Edition**, **Algebra and Trigonometry** has developed to satisfy today’s direction wishes, construction on those hallmarks by means of integrating initiatives and different interactive studying instruments to be used within the lecture room or on-line.

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EXAMPLE 2 Verifying That a Triangle Is a Right Triangle Show that a triangle whose sides are of lengths 5, 12, and 13 is a right triangle. Identify the hypotenuse. Solution We square the lengths of the sides. 3 Geometry Essentials 31 Notice that the sum of the first two squares (25 and 144) equals the third square (169). Hence, the triangle is a right triangle. The longest side, 13, is the hypotenuse. See Figure 17. Figure 17 13 ᭹ 5 Now Work 90° PROBLEM 21 12 Applying the Pythagorean Theorem EXAMPLE 3 The tallest building in the world is Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at 2717 feet and 160 floors.

For example, 1-4 is not a real number, because there is no real number whose square is -4. 2. The principal square root of 0 is 0, since 02 = 0. That is, 10 = 0. EXAMPLE 11 3. The principal square root of a positive number is positive. 4. If c Ú 0, then 11c22 = c. For example, 11222 = 2 and 11322 = 3. 4 ᭹ Examples 11(a) and (b) are examples of square roots of perfect squares, since 1 1 2 64 = 82 and = a b . 16 4 24 CHAPTER R Review Consider the expression 2a2. Since a2 Ú 0, the principal square root of a2 is defined whether a 7 0 or a 6 0.

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