Beginning and Intermediate Algebra: An Integrated Approach by R. David Gustafson, Rosemary Karr, Marilyn Massey

By R. David Gustafson, Rosemary Karr, Marilyn Massey

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Contains the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. The members, or elements, of a set are listed within braces { }. Two basic sets of numbers are the natural numbers (often called the positive integers) and the whole numbers. The Set of Natural Numbers (Positive Integers) 2 {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 10, . 1 Real Numbers and Their Graphs The Set of Whole Numbers 3 {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, . } The three dots in the previous definitions, called ellipses, indicate that each list of numbers continues on forever.

46473 131. 5694323 132. 465748 133. 568245 134. 3316 APPLICATIONS 135. Spring plowing 1 See Examples 4, 9, and 14. (Objective 7) A farmer has plowed 1213 acres of a 432-acre field. How much more needs to be plowed? 2 Fractions 136. Fencing a garden The four sides of a garden measure 723 feet, 1514 feet, 1912 feet, and 1034 feet. Find the length of the fence needed to enclose the garden. 1 137. Making clothes A designer needs 34 yards of material for each dress he makes. How much material will he need to make 14 dresses?

Solution a. The only natural number is 5. c. The only negative integer is Ϫ3 . e. The only irrational number is 23 . e SELF CHECK 1 b. The whole numbers are 0 and 5. d. 25, and 5. 25 can be written in the form 125 100 . 2 f. All of the numbers are real numbers. 5, 25, 7 6 are b. rational numbers? a. , rational numbers). However, one of his students accidentally disproved this claim by examining a surprisingly simple example. The student examined a right triangle whose legs were each 1 unit long and posed the following question.

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