Yes. Because a number would be bigger if it is multiplied first then squared instead of the other way round.

Unless x is a 0, which both equation would be the same

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Since anything multiplied by 0 is 0

No, because the answer are always the same because if you square a negative number, you get a positive number.

However, the number would be different(i think)

If the statement is true:5x^2 < (-5x)^25x^2 < 25x^25x^2 - 25x^2 < 0-20x^2 < 0(Multiply by -1 changes the inequality)20x^2 > 0x^2 > 0x^2 represents a parabolic curve and x^2 > 0 only if x ≠ 0Therefore the statement by Jennifer is not always true, as x = 0 has proven to be otherwise.

Yes. Because a number would be bigger if it is multiplied first then squared instead of the other way round.

ReplyDeleteUnless x is a 0, which both equation would be the same

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DeleteSince anything multiplied by 0 is 0

DeleteSince anything multiplied by 0 is 0

DeleteNo, because the answer are always the same because if you square a negative number, you get a positive number.

ReplyDeleteHowever, the number would be different(i think)

DeleteHowever, the number would be different(i think)

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ReplyDeleteIf the statement is true:

ReplyDelete5x^2 < (-5x)^2

5x^2 < 25x^2

5x^2 - 25x^2 < 0

-20x^2 < 0

(Multiply by -1 changes the inequality)

20x^2 > 0

x^2 > 0

x^2 represents a parabolic curve and x^2 > 0 only if x ≠ 0

Therefore the statement by Jennifer is not always true, as x = 0 has proven to be otherwise.