By Ron Larson

Designed particularly for company, economics, or life/social sciences majors, Calculus: An utilized technique, 8/e, motivates scholars whereas fostering figuring out and mastery. The ebook emphasizes built-in and fascinating functions that express scholars the real-world relevance of subject matters and ideas. numerous pedagogical features--from algebra assessment to review tips--provide additional information and perform. The 8th variation builds upon its functions emphasis via up to date routines and correct examples. utilized difficulties drawn from govt resources, undefined, present occasions, and different disciplines offer well-rounded examples and attract diversified pursuits. additionally, the Calculus software bargains a robust aid package--including MathSPACE Instructor/Student web pages and direction administration instruments, tutorial DVDs, and strategies manuals--that permits scholars to check the fabric independently and keep key ideas.

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Whole-number exponents: xn ϭ x и x и x . . x 2. Zero exponent: x0 n factors ϭ 1, x 0 1 xϪn ϭ n, x 0 x 3. Negative exponents: STUDY TIP If n is even, then the principal nth root is positive. For example, 4 81 ϭ ϩ3. Ί4 ϭ ϩ2 and Ί 4. Radicals (principal nth root): n x ϭ a Ί 5. Rational exponents ͑1͞n͒: n x x 1͞n ϭ Ί 6. Rational exponents ͑m͞n͒: n x x m͞n ϭ ͑x1͞n͒m ϭ ͑Ί ͒ ■ Substitution a. y ϭ Ϫ2x 2 xϭ4 y ϭ Ϫ2͑4 2͒ ϭ Ϫ2͑16͒ ϭ Ϫ32 b. y ϭ 3xϪ3 x ϭ Ϫ1 y ϭ 3͑Ϫ1͒Ϫ3 ϭ c. y ϭ ͑Ϫx͒ 2 xϭ d. y ϭ 2 xϪ2 Expression Evaluate y ϭ 4x1͞3 for x ϭ 8.

X3 Ϫ8 23. y3 ϩ 64 20. x4 Ϫ 16 22. y3 Ϫ 64 24. z3 ϩ 125 26. ͑x Ϫ a͒ 3 ϩ b 3 25. x3 Ϫ y3 75. Production Level The minimum average cost of producing x units of a product occurs when the production level is set at the (positive) solution of 28. 0003x 2 Ϫ 1200 ϭ 0. 29. 2x 3 Ϫ 3x 2 ϩ 4x Ϫ 6 30. x 3 Ϫ 5x 2 Ϫ 5x ϩ 25 31. 2x 3 Ϫ 4x 2 Ϫ x ϩ 2 32. x 3 Ϫ 7x 2 Ϫ 4x ϩ 28 How many solutions does this equation have? Find and interpret the solution(s) in the context of the problem. What production level will minimize the average cost?

4°C. Use absolute values to write the range as an inequality. 51. 01% of the units to be defective. If the manufacturer offers a money-back guarantee on this product, how much should be budgeted to cover the refunds on 150,000 units? 3 ■ Evaluate expressions involving exponents or radicals. Exponents and Radicals ■ Simplify expressions with exponents. ■ Find the domains of algebraic expressions. Expressions Involving Exponents or Radicals Properties of Exponents 1. Whole-number exponents: xn ϭ x и x и x .