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9 items are filed under this topic.    Page1/1            Properties of real numbers applied to subsets 2012-02-01 From Mark:Hello - The questions that I have for you is do the properties of real numbers (such as the associative, commutative, identity, inverse, and distributive law) apply to ALL the subsets of real numbers? In other words, do all those properties work for the Natural Numbers? The Whole Numbers? And so on and so forth. I understand that they are all real numbers, but for instance: the identity is whenever you add zero to a number, you get that number back. But does that work with, say, with only the odd numbers? Zero isn't odd so can that property actually apply to JUST the odd numbers? Any consideration would be greatly appreciated!Answered by Robert Dawson.     Extended real numbers 2011-12-12 From Justin:Hi there, I was wondering does +infinity=+infinity in the extended real number system? Basically, I was wondering does +infinity=+infinity since -infinity and any extended real number (except +infinity) are less than +infinity? Sincerely, JustinAnswered by Robert Dawson.     A proof involving real numbers 2010-01-11 From Amper:Let a,b is an element of real numbers, and suppose that for every x>0 we have a is lesser than or equal to b+x. (a) Show that a is lesser than or equal to b. (b) Show that it does not follow that a is lesser than b. i'm feeling bad of having no idea with this, hope i you can help me. GRACIAS!!Answered by Penny Nom.     The extended real numbers 2009-11-02 From Justin:Hello there, I was wondering is the set of extended real numbers a closed set or an open set? JustinAnswered by Robert Dawson.     Is one Infinity larger than another in the extended real number system? 2009-06-24 From Justin:Hello there, I was wondering if one infinity is larger than another in the extended real number system (just like in the transfinite ordinals and cardinals with respect to infinite sets) or are all infinities the same size in the extended real number system? Thanks sooo much for answering my question! I greatly appreciate it! All the Best, JustinAnswered by Robert Dawson.     The real numbers with decimal representations consisting of all 1s. 2006-10-29 From Ivessa:Determine if the following set is countable or uncountable : the real numbers with decimal representations consisting of all 1s.Answered by Steve La Rocque and Walter Whiteley.     Real numbers 2003-05-09 From Sirena:what is a "real" numberAnswered by Penny Nom.     a+b=10 and ab=40 2002-04-27 From April:What two numbers add to ten and multiply to forty? (a+b=10, a*b=40) I think the answer includes radicals and/or imaginary numbers. Answered by Penny Nom.     The square root of -1 2000-05-19 From Gary:i am not a student i am just some one that heard something and i can't be sure on the answer...my ? is what is the square root of -1? i think it is -1 but not sure can you let me know please thank youAnswered by Harley Weston.      Page1/1    Math Central is supported by the University of Regina and The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.    about math central :: site map :: links :: notre site français