 # Properties of Real Numbers The properties of real numbers allow us to manipulate expressions and equations and find the values of a variable.

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Properties of Real Numbers The properties of real numbers allow us to manipulate expressions and equations and find the values of a variable.

Number Classification Natural numbers are the counting numbers. Whole numbers are natural numbers and zero. Integers are whole numbers and their opposites. Rational numbers can be written as a fraction. Irrational numbers cannot be written as a fraction. All of these numbers are real numbers.

Number Classifications Subsets of the Real Numbers I - Irrational Z - Integers W - Whole N - Natural Q - Rational

Classify each number -1 real, rational, integer real, rational, integer, whole, natural real, irrational real, rational real, rational, integer, whole real, rational 6 - 2.222 0

Properties of Real Numbers Commutative Property Think… commuting to work. Deals with ORDER. It doesn’t matter what order you ADD or MULTIPLY. a+b = b+a 4 6 = 6 4

Properties of Real Numbers Associative Property Think…the people you associate with, your group. Deals with grouping when you Add or Multiply. Order does not change.

Properties of Real Numbers Associative Property (a + b) + c = a + ( b + c) (nm)p = n(mp)

Properties of Real Numbers Additive Identity Property s + 0 = s Multiplicative Identity Property 1(b) = b

Distributive Property a(b + c) = ab + ac (r + s)9 = 9r + 9s Properties of Real Numbers

5 = 5 + 0 5(2x + 7) = 10x + 35 8 7 = 7 8 24(2) = 2(24) (7 + 8) + 2 = 2 + (7 + 8) Additive Identity Distributive Commutative Name the Property

7 + (8 + 2) = (7 + 8) + 2 1 v + -4 = v + -4 (6 - 3a)b = 6b - 3ab 4(a + b) = 4a + 4b Associative Multiplicative Identity Distributive

Properties of Real Numbers Reflexive Property a + b = a + b The same expression is written on both sides of the equal sign.

Properties of Real Numbers If a = b then b = a If 4 + 5 = 9 then 9 = 4 + 5 Symmetric Property

Properties of Real Numbers Transitive Property If a = b and b = c then a = c If 3(3) = 9 and 9 = 4 +5, then 3(3) = 4 + 5

Properties of Real Numbers Substitution Property If a = b, then a can be replaced by b. a(3 + 2) = a(5)

Name the property 5(4 + 6) = 20 + 30 5(4 + 6) = 5(10) 5(4 + 6) = 5(4 + 6) If 5(4 + 6) = 5(10) then 5(10) = 5(4 + 6) 5(4 + 6) = 5(6 + 4) If 5(10) = 5(4 + 6) and 5(4 + 6) = 20 + 30 then 5(10) = 20 + 30 Distributive Substitution Reflexive Symmetric Commutative Transitive

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