ERIC Number: EJ554571
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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The Equation: -2=(-8)1/3=(-8)2/6=[(-8)2]1/6=2.
Goel, Sudhir K.; Robillard, Michael S.
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v33 n3 p319-20 Sep 1997
In an article from the July 1995 issue of Educational Studies in Mathematics, Even and Tirosh claim that the quantity (-8)1/3 is undefined. This article presents arguments as to why the reasoning of Tirosh and Even is flawed. Attempts to convince educators of the importance of applying a mathematical definition precisely. (AIM)
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