   Chapter A.3, Problem 5E Elementary Geometry For College St...

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Section Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
Textbook Problem

According to the definition of a < b , there is a positive number p for which a + p = b . Find the value of p for the statement given. a) 3 < 7 b) − 3 < 7 s

To determine

a)

To find:

To find the value of p by using the following statement, 3<7.

Explanation

Consider the following statement,

3<7

Definition:

If a is less than b a<b if and only if there is a positive number p for which

a+p=b;

a is greater than b a>b if and only if b<a.

By using the given statement substitute a=3 and&#

To determine

b)

To find:

To find the value of p by using the following statement, 3<7.

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