“Foundations of Algebra”

Reflect upon “Foundations of Algebra”, answer the following questions (be sure to detail how you arrived at your answer in a Microsoft Word document):

Explain the difference between an expression and an equation.
Explain why the sum of -8 and 2 is negative, but the sum of 8 and -2 is positive.
State the rules for multiplying integers.
Explain how you find the reciprocal of a fraction.
Why do you need a common denominator to add or subtract fractions?
How does knowing about US money help you learn about decimals?
Explain how the sets of numbers (counting, whole, integer, rational, irrationals, reals) are related to each other.
Some people think that 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit is the ideal temperature range.
What is your ideal temperature range? Why do you think so?
Convert your ideal temperatures from Fahrenheit to Celsius.

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