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The strategy is easily adapted to decide when A > Β, A < Β or A < B. 8 Given that χ > y and α > b > 0, prove that ax + by 0 + 0 Solution For the left-hand inequality we consider ax + by x(a + b) — (ax + by) b(x — y) a+b a+b a+b Since χ > y and α > b > 0, it follows that χ — y > 0, b > 0 and a + b > 0. Hence b(x — y) —> 0 a+b , so that χ > ax + by y a+b as required. We leave establishing the right-hand inequality in a similar way as an exercise to the reader. 9 Express, as unions of intervals, the sets 2 S = ixeR: x + x+l { - 2x-iy χ - 1 \ ix-i y e IR: χ + χ + 1 < Solution We have 2 x£S-&x + x + l> .

The reader is invited to complete the proof by considering cases where at least one of m and η is zero. 4 Let p(x) € R[x]. If c G R is such that p(c) = 0, then c is called a zero of the polynomial p(x), a zero of the polynomial function ρ and a root of the equation p(x) = 0. 5 Let p(x) = a„x + ctn_ix n>0. Let + · · · + a\x + OQ G R[X] have degree _1 Μ = max{l, |α»| (|α„_ι| + · · · + Μ + |αο|)}. e. in the interval [-M, M]. Proof Suppose that ρ has a zero χ G R such that |x| > M. ίΙΙχΓ α χ - oo| λ + · · · + |ο ||χ| + |α | 1 1 0 + ··· + Μ Ι χ Γ 1 1 + ΙαοΙΙχΙ"" , since | χ | > 1, 1 = (|α„_ι| + · · · + |οι| + | α | ) | χ Γ - .

Oo| λ + · · · + |ο ||χ| + |α | 1 1 0 + ··· + Μ Ι χ Γ 1 1 + ΙαοΙΙχΙ"" , since | χ | > 1, 1 = (|α„_ι| + · · · + |οι| + | α | ) | χ Γ - . 0 This contradicts the assumption that |x| > Μ > hence establishes the result. 6 Let p(x) = a x ΙαηΙ'^Ιαη-ιΙ + · · · + \a\\ + \OQ\) and • +α„_ιχ + · · · + a\X + ao e R[x] and let there exists Κ > 0 such that, for all |x| > Κ, p(x) = 0. e. p(x) is the zero polynomial. n η _ 1 n Proof Suppose that degp(x) > 0. 5, there exists Μ > 0 such that all the zeros of ρ lie in [-M, M).