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 Name: Basic Properties of Real Numbers: Symbols and Notations ID: m18872 Language: English (en) Summary: This module is from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr. The symbols, notations, and properties of numbers that form the basis of algebra, as well as exponents and the rules of exponents, are introduced in this chapter. Each property of real numbers and the rules of exponents are expressed both symbolically and literally. Literal explanations are included because symbolic explanations alone may be difficult for a student to interpret. Topics covered in this module: understand the difference between variables and constants, be familiar with the symbols of operation, equality, and inequality, be familiar with grouping symbols, be able to correctly use the order of operations. Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: algebra, constants, elementary, equality, inequality, order of operations, variables License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.5 (history) First publication date: Dec 8, 2008 4:40 pm -0600 Last revision to module: May 31, 2009 6:36 pm -0500

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 Version: 1.5 May 31, 2009 6:36 pm -0500 by Changes: `removed link from summary` Version: 1.4 May 27, 2009 1:45 am -0500 by Changes: `Final Publish.` Version: 1.3 Apr 29, 2009 11:10 am -0500 by Changes: `administrative publish` Version: 1.2 Apr 29, 2009 10:04 am -0500 by Changes: `administrative publish` Version: 1.1 Dec 12, 2008 1:55 pm -0600 by Changes: `none`

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