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CHAPTER 1 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA We next extend the definition of an to nonpositive exponents. Zero and Negative (Nonpositive) Exponents Definition (a 0) Illustrations a0 ϭ 1 aϪn ϭ ͑ Ϫ 22 ͒0 ϭ 1 30 ϭ 1, 1 an 5Ϫ3 ϭ 1 , 53 ͑Ϫ3͒Ϫ5 ϭ 1 ͑Ϫ3͒5 If m and n are positive integers, then m factors of a ⎧ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎨ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎩ aman ϭ a и a и a и и и и и a и a и a и a и и и и и a. ⎧ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎨ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎩ n factors of a Since the total number of factors of a on the right is m ϩ n, this expression is equal to amϩn; that is, aman ϭ amϩn.

1 Re a l N u m b e r s Figure 6 Many calculators use scientific form in their display panels. For the number c ϫ 10n, the 10 is suppressed and the exponent is often shown preceded by the letter E. For example, to find ͑4,500,000͒2 on a scientific calculator, we could enter the integer 4,500,000 and press the x 2 (or squaring) key, obtaining a display similar to one of those in Figure 6. 025 ϫ 1013. 025 I3 15 ͑4,500,000͒2 ϭ 20,250,000,000,000. Calculators may also use scientific form in the entry of numbers.

19–24: The two given numbers are coordinates of points A and B, respectively, on a coordinate line. Express the indicated statement as an inequality involving the absolute value symbol. (b) s is nonpositive. 19 x, 7; d͑A, B͒ is less than 5 (c) w is greater than or equal to Ϫ4. com/login Copyright 2008 Thomson Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 1 Re a l N u m b e r s 21 x, Ϫ3; d͑A, B͒ is at least 8 22 x, 4; d͑A, B͒ is at most 2 23 4, x; d͑A, B͒ is not greater than 3 24 Ϫ2, x; d͑A, B͒ is not less than 2 Exer.