1. According to Einstein's theory of relativity, time passes more quickly for bodies that travel very close to the speed of light. The expression (c is the speed of light, and v is the speed of the traveling body) gives the aging rate compared to the time spent on earth. For example, if the aging rate for someone traveling very fast was .5, then one year for that person would be equal to two years on earth (.5 x amount of time on earth = amount of time for traveler).

a. Suppose that you are traveling at 90% the speed of light. That means that your velocity, v would be equal to 0.9c. Substitute 0.9c into this expression for v, and simplify fully. (Hint: your first step should be to use the roots of quotients rule ). What is the aging rate?

If you travel on a trip that takes 1 year (52 weeks) at this velocity, then how much time will have passed on earth when you return

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Section 9.5
Solve each of the equations. Be sure to check your solutions.
Exercise 8
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Section 9.6
Exercise 15
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C = 150 + 0.6x
x
Where C is the cost p

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Explain the similarities between radicals and rational exponent notation.
Provide at least two other examples of mathematical notation or wording denoting the same process.

While the radical symbol is widely used, converting to rational exponents has advantages. Explain an advantage of rational exponents over the radical sign. What is an example of an equation easier to solve as a rational exponent rather than as a radical sign.

How would you explain to a seventh grader the difference between the domains of an odd root radical function and an even root radical function? How would you change your explanation for someone who had taken high school algebra?