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Homework for Lecture 2

Q1. The product of any three consecutive natural numbers is divisible by 6. Explain why.
Q2. Jaime Bailey is chair of the humanities department at Santa Fe Community College.
Jaime has a budget in which of the money is for photocopying, 2/5 of the money is for
computer-related expenses, and the rest of the money is for student tutors in the foreign
languages lab. What fraction of Jaime's budget is for student tutors?

Q3. Evaluate the following.

Q4. Simplify the following.

Q5. Rationalize the denominator.

Q6. For the following expressions, use the distributive property to multiply. Then, if
possible, simplify the resulting expression.