Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305071751
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-175-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Real Numbers - 1.1 Exercises: 35

Answer

(a) FALSE (b) TRUE

Work Step by Step

(a) Both $-3$ and $-4$ are negative numbers. Since $-3$ has a lower absolute value, $-3$ is bigger than $-4$. Therefore, the presented inequality is false. (b) Both $3$ and $4$ are positive numbers. Since $3$ has a lower absolute value, $3$ is smaller than $4$. Therefore, the presented inequality is true.
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