“Bobby and Susie and working

timer Asked: Nov 29th, 2015

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“Bobby and Susie and working on a math problem. When they get done, they like to compare their answers so that they know if they are doing things correctly or not. Below you’ll find Bobby’s and Susie’s work:

Bobby: i97 = (i2)48 • i = (-1)48 • i = 1 • i = i

Susie: i97=(i4 )24i = 1 • i = i

Obviously, they got the same answer, but then they become increasingly confused because they did the problem differently.  Go through each person’s work and explain what they did. Is one person “more correct” than the other? Is one person correct and the other incorrect? Are both answers correct with correct work?  Explain your reasoning using what you learned from this lesson.  Once you have analyzed each person's work, now use each person's method to simplify i^200.

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