College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Solving Inequalities - 1.5 Assess Your Understanding - Page 128: 102


$a=0$ and $b=9$

Work Step by Step

We are given: $0\lt 2x\lt 6$ We divide by $2$: $\frac{0}{2}\lt \frac{2x}{2}\lt \frac{6}{2}$ $0\lt x\lt 3$ We take the square: $0^{2}\lt x^{2}\lt 3^{2}$ $0\lt x^{2}\lt 9$ Therefore: $a=0$ and $b=9$
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