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Topic: re: #32
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Mary Zanetti

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Re: #32
Posted: Jun 17, 2010 5:28 AM
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In the text that we use, radicands are treated as positive numbers, unless specified differently. Otherwise, imaginary numbers would have to be considered, and that would REALLY confuse the issue.

The absolute value concept is one that can be difficult for students of this level of math maturity. It takes a great deal of practice for them to understand it properly.



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