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 Name: Basic Operations with Real Numbers: Negative Exponents ID: m21882 Language: English (en) Summary: This module is from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr. The basic operations with real numbers are presented in this chapter. The concept of absolute value is discussed both geometrically and symbolically. The geometric presentation offers a visual understanding of the meaning of |x|. The symbolic presentation includes a literal explanation of how to use the definition. Negative exponents are developed, using reciprocals and the rules of exponents the student has already learned. Scientific notation is also included, using unique and real-life examples. Objectives of this module: understand the concepts of reciprocals and negative exponents, be able to work with negative exponents. Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: algebra, elementary, exponents, negative exponents, reciprocals License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.4 (history) First publication date: Mar 13, 2009 8:30 am -0500 Last revision to module: May 28, 2009 4:48 pm -0500

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## Version History

 Version: 1.4 May 28, 2009 4:48 pm -0500 by Changes: `took link out of summary` Version: 1.3 May 27, 2009 1:21 am -0500 by Changes: `Final Publish.` Version: 1.2 Apr 28, 2009 1:59 am -0500 by Changes: `Dynamic Links added` Version: 1.1 Apr 16, 2009 6:23 am -0500 by Changes: `First Publish.`

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