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A) B ʜ C C ϭ 5x ƒ Ϫ1 Ͻ x Յ 56 7 Ϫ 12 ` 12 Ϫ 7 Find the distance between the given numbers. 29. (a) A ʜ C B ϭ 5x ƒ x Ͻ 46 (b) ƒ AϪ13 B 1Ϫ152 ƒ Ϫ6 ` 24 58. (a) ` Ϫ1 ƒ Ϫ1 ƒ (b) Ϫ1 Ϫ Ȋ 1 Ϫ ƒ Ϫ1 ƒ Ȋ 57. (a) ƒ 1Ϫ2 2 # 6 ƒ 61. (a) 2 and 17 A ϭ 5x ƒ x Ն Ϫ26 (b) 56. (a) Ȋ 2 Ϫ ƒ Ϫ12 ƒ Ȋ (b) B ʝ C Find the indicated set if 52. 1Ϫq, 64 പ 12, 10 2 Evaluate each expression. 28. (a) B ʜ C ■ 50. 3Ϫ4, 6 2 ʜ 30, 8 2 53. (a) ƒ 100 ƒ 59. Find the indicated set if A ϭ 51, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 76 ■ 53–58 5 x is positive.

PROPERTIES OF FRACTIONS Property Example Description 1. a#c ac ϭ b d bd 2#5 2#5 10 ϭ # ϭ 3 7 3 7 21 When multiplying fractions, multiply numerators and denominators. 2. a c a d Ϭ ϭ # b d b c 2 5 2 7 14 Ϭ ϭ # ϭ 3 7 3 5 15 When dividing fractions, invert the divisor and multiply. 3. b aϩb a ϩ ϭ c c c 2 7 2ϩ7 9 ϩ ϭ ϭ 5 5 5 5 When adding fractions with the same denominator, add the numerators. 4. a c ad ϩ bc ϩ ϭ b d bd 2 3 2#7ϩ3#5 29 ϩ ϭ ϭ 5 7 35 35 When adding fractions with different denominators, find a common denominator.

3 I NTEGER E XPONENTS Exponential Notation ᭤ Rules for Working with Exponents ᭤ Scientific Notation In this section we review the rules for working with exponent notation. We also see how exponents can be used to represent very large and very small numbers. ▼ Exponential Notation A product of identical numbers is usually written in exponential notation. For example, 5 # 5 # 5 is written as 53. In general, we have the following definition. EXPONENTIAL NOTATION If a is any real number and n is a positive integer, then the nth power of a is an ϭ a # a # .