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7. Construct a table for W by letting h ϭ 60, 61, . . , 75. Round all weights to the nearest pound. 3 Algebraic Expressions 31 Weight We sometimes use the notation and terminology of sets to describe mathematical relationships. A set is a collection of objects of some type, and the objects are called elements of the set. Capital letters R, S, T, . . are often used to denote sets, and lowercase letters a, b, x, y, . . usually represent elements of sets. Throughout this book, ޒdenotes the set of real numbers and ޚdenotes the set of integers.

Theorem on Negative Exponents (1) aϪm bn ϭ bϪn am (2) ͩͪ ͩͪ a b Ϫn ϭ b a n Using properties of negative exponents and quotients, we obtain PROOFS Ϫm (1) (2) a 1͞am 1 bn bn ϭ ϭ и ϭ m bϪn 1͞bn am 1 a ͩͪ a b Ϫn ϭ EXAMPLE 2 aϪn bn ϭ ϭ bϪn an 8x 3yϪ5 4xϪ1y2 (b) ̈ SOLUTION exponents. com/login Copyright 2008 Thomson Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 2 Exponents and Radicals n We next define the principal nth root 2a of a real number a.

In simple cases, the following factoring formulas may be useful. Each formula can be verified by multiplying the factors on the right-hand side of the equals sign. It can be shown that the factors x 2 ϩ xy ϩ y 2 and x 2 Ϫ xy ϩ y 2 in the difference and sum of two cubes, respectively, are irreducible over the real numbers. Factoring Formulas Formula (1) Difference of two squares: x 2 Ϫ y 2 ϭ ͑x ϩ y͒͑x Ϫ y͒ (2) Difference of two cubes: x 3 Ϫ y 3 ϭ ͑x Ϫ y͒͑x 2 ϩ xy ϩ y 2͒ (3) Sum of two cubes: x 3 ϩ y 3 ϭ ͑x ϩ y͒͑x 2 Ϫ xy ϩ y 2͒ Illustration 9a2 Ϫ 16 ϭ ͑3a͒2 Ϫ ͑4͒2 ϭ ͑3a ϩ 4͒͑3a Ϫ 4͒ 8a3 Ϫ 27 ϭ ͑2a͒3 Ϫ ͑3͒3 ϭ ͑2a Ϫ 3͓͒͑2a͒2 ϩ ͑2a͒͑3͒ ϩ ͑3͒2͔ ϭ ͑2a Ϫ 3͒͑4a2 ϩ 6a ϩ 9͒ 125a3 ϩ 1 ϭ ͑5a͒3 ϩ ͑1͒3 ϭ ͑5a ϩ 1͓͒͑5a͒2 Ϫ ͑5a͒͑1͒ ϩ ͑1͒2͔ ϭ ͑5a ϩ 1͒͑25a2 Ϫ 5a ϩ 1͒ Several other illustrations of the use of factoring formulas are given in the next two examples.