Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.4 The Irrational Numbers - Exercise Set 5.4: 11

Answer

(a) $\sqrt{173} \approx 13.2$ (b) $\sqrt{173} \approx 13.15$ (c) $\sqrt{173} \approx 13.153$

Work Step by Step

Evaluate using a calculator to find: $\sqrt{173} \approx 13.1529464$ Then, follow the directions to round, rounding up numbers that are 5 or greater and rounding down numbers that are 4 or less. (a) $\sqrt{173} \approx 13.2$ (b) $\sqrt{173} \approx 13.15$ (c) $\sqrt{173} \approx 13.153$
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