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rational number? (f) State the Laws of Exponents. n 7. (a) What does 1 a ϭ b mean? (b) Why is 2a 2 ϭ 0 a 0 ? (c) How many real nth roots does a positive real number have if n is odd? If n is even? 8. Explain how the procedure of rationalizing the denominator works. 9. State the Special Product Formulas for 1A ϩ B2 1A Ϫ B2, 1A ϩ B2 2, 1A Ϫ B2 2, 1A ϩ B2 3, and 1A Ϫ B2 3. 10. State each Special Factoring Formula. (a) Difference of squares (b) Difference of cubes (c) Sum of cubes 11. (a) Explain

52 (e) 1x ϩ 223 (f) x2 1x Ϫ 321x ϩ 32 8. Factor each expression completely. (a) 4x2 Ϫ 25 (d) x ϩ 27x 4 (b) 2x2 ϩ 5x Ϫ 12 3/2 (e) 3x Ϫ 9x 1/2 ϩ 6x (c) x3Ϫ 3x2 Ϫ 4x ϩ 12 Ϫ1/2 9. Simplify the rational expression. (a) x2 ϩ 3x ϩ 2 x2 Ϫ x Ϫ 2 (b) (c) x xϩ1 Ϫ xϩ2 x2 Ϫ 4 y x Ϫ x y (d) 1 1 Ϫ x y 2 2x2 Ϫ x Ϫ 1 x ϩ 3 # 2x ϩ 1 x2 Ϫ 9 10. Rationalize the denominator, and simplify. (a) 52 6 3 2 4 (b) 16 2 ϩ 13 (f) x3y Ϫ 4xy FOCUS ON MODELING Modeling the Real World with Algebra In

indicated variable. 7. The sum of three consecutive integers; n ϭ first integer of the three 8. The sum of three consecutive integers; n ϭ middle integer of the three 9. The average of three test scores if the first two scores are 78 and 82; s ϭ third test score 10. The average of four quiz scores if each of the first three scores is 8; q ϭ fourth quiz score 11. The interest obtained after one year on an investment at 212 % simple interest per year; x ϭ number of dollars invested 12. The total

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