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Real numbers in practice

Exercises on real numbers.

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Exercise 1.

Which properties of the real numbers are being used in the following equalities? (Choose between: commutativity, associativity, distributivity over addition, here (x,y) are real numbers):

  1. (3(x+4y)=3x+12y)

  2. (4+(x+y)=(4+x)+y)

  3. (3+x=x+3)

Exercise 2.

Let (x,yinmathbb R) be such that (x>y). Is it true or not that (xge y)?

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