Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Symbols and Sets of Numbers - Exercise Set: 87

Answer

The Sun is brighter.

Work Step by Step

The brightest star is the body with the lowest apparent magnitude. The sun's apparent magnitude is $-26.7$. Arcturus's apparent magnitude is $-0.04$. As $-0.04 \lt -26.7$ (remember to consider the negative signs), the Sun is the brighter star.
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