Chapter A.3, Problem 7E

### Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085

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### Elementary Geometry For College St...

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

# For Exercises 7 and 8, use the Trichotomy Property to decide whether a < b , a = b ,     o r     a > b a) a = 12 − 2 b = 4 ( − 2 ) b) a = 2 3 b = 3 2

To determine

a)

To find:

To decide whether a<b,a=b, or a>b by using the following condition,

a=122 and b=4(2).

Explanation

Consider the following condition,

a=12âˆ’2 and b=4(âˆ’2)

Trichotomy Property

If a and b are numerical expressions, then only one of the following statements can be true:

a<b,a=b,Â orÂ a>b

The given condition is given below,

a=

To determine

b)

To find:

To decide whether a<b,a=b, or a>b by using the following condition,

a=23 and b=32.

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