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Module by: Wade Ellis, Denny Burzynski. E-mail the authors

 Name: Basic Properties of Real Numbers: The Real Number Line and the Real Numbers ID: m21895 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. Objectives of this module: be familiar with the real number line and the real numbers, understand the ordering of the real numbers. Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: algebra, elementary, real number line, real numbers License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.4 (history) First publication date: Mar 13, 2009 7:52 am +0000 Last revision to module: May 31, 2009 6:37 pm +0000

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## Version History

 Version: 1.4 May 31, 2009 6:37 pm +0000 by Changes: `removed link from summary` Version: 1.3 May 27, 2009 1:42 am +0000 by Changes: `Final Publish.` Version: 1.2 Apr 28, 2009 2:04 am +0000 by Changes: `Dynamic Links added` Version: 1.1 Apr 16, 2009 6:32 am +0000 by Changes: `First Publish.`

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