By Earl W. Swokowski, Jeffery A. Cole
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The sum of two negative numbers is a negative number, so x y the sign of ϩ is negative. y x If x Ͼ 0 and y Ͻ 0, determine the sign of L Figure 3 ͉ Ϫ4 ͉ ϭ 4 Ϫ4 ͉4 ͉ ϭ 4 0 4 If a is an integer, then it is the coordinate of some point A on a coordinate line, and the symbol ͉ a ͉ denotes the number of units between A and the origin, without regard to direction. The nonnegative number ͉ a ͉ is called the absolute value of a. Referring to Figure 3, we see that for the point with coordinate Ϫ4 we have ͉ Ϫ4 ͉ ϭ 4.
If a lifter who weighs b kilograms lifts w kilograms of weight, then the handicapped weight W is given by Wϭ w 2 b Ϫ 35 3 . Suppose two lifters weighing 75 kilograms and 120 kilograms lift weights of 180 kilograms and 250 kilograms, respectively. Use O’Carroll’s formula to determine the superior weight lifter. 725, where height h is in inches and weight w is in pounds. (a) Estimate S for a person 6 feet tall weighing 175 pounds. (b) If a person is 5 feet 6 inches tall, what effect does a 10% increase in weight have on S?
This gives us law 1, stated in the next chart. To prove law 2, we may write, for m and n positive, ͑am͒n ϭ am и am и am и и и и и am ⎧ ⎪ ⎪ ⎨ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎩ 20 n factors of am and count the number of times a appears as a factor on the right-hand side. Since am ϭ a и a и a и и и и и a, with a occurring as a factor m times, and since the number of such groups of m factors is n, the total number of factors of a is m и n. Thus, ͑am͒n ϭ amn. The cases m Յ 0 and n Յ 0 can be proved using the definition of nonpositive exponents.