###### Post by Leila Carlos

Week 8 | Discussion – Algebra and the Attributes of God

I have chosen the equations and inequalities as my pair relating to the attributes of God or the concept of faith. Because in a mathematical world these two are Equations and inequalities are both mathematical sentences formed by relating two expressions to each other. In an equation the two expressions are deemed equal which is shown by the symbol =. X=Y, when X is equal to y. Also, in an equality the two expressions are not necessarily equal which is shown by the symbols: >, <, or ≤ or ≥. This equation or an inequality they contain at least one variable is called open sentence. It can substitute the variable in an open sentence with a number the resulting statement is either true or false. If the statement is true, the number is a solution to the equations or inequality. For example, if 3 a solution to 5x + 14 =24, we substitute x for 3, so, (5) (3) + 14, 15 + 14 = 29 its not equal to 24, and so, it is a false statement.With these statements I can relate to the concept of faith. There are people whose faith is not that strong, they doubt what God can do for them, and others have a strong faith which they are a strong believer that in all the things happening to them either good or bad, these are Gods plan for us. Because for me all things happen for a reason. Although, at times when a trial comes along sometimes, we asked ourselves why me!? But the truth is God has an equal plan for all of us we just don’t see that.

###### Post by Diana Acosta

13 hours agoRe: Week 8 | Discussion – Algebra and the Attributes of God

For this discussion o chose to discuss real and imaginary numbers. Real numbers are all numbers we would normally use such as positive and negative numbers, big or small numbers, whole numbers and decimals. A real number is any value that represents a quantity. As for imaginary numbers these are numbers that when squared come out with a negative result. An imaginary number is not a real number and will not be found on the number line. Imaginary numbers are usually used in real life situations. Real numbers are similar to real numbers given that fact that they are numbers and are used in math problems.

Like a real number god represents all things that can be solved. Imaginary numbers are like scientists trying so hard to prove that god is not real.

###### Post by Aaron Marquez

Week 8 | Discussion – Algebra and the Attributes of God

Rational numbers is described as “A rational number is any number that can be expressed as a ratio of two integers (hence the name “rational”).” versus an irrational number that is described as “An irrational number is real numbers that cannot be expressed as a ratio of two integers” So for example, 1.5 can be written as 3/2 or even 9/6 which are rational numbers and something like Pi would definitely be irrational since we can’t write it as a fraction which also someone might use Pi in a real world situation where its used in order to find the area and circumference of a circle. We can also say that we use rational numbers in our everyday life like when we cook and follow recipes, there’s a lot of rational numbers in cooking especially when baking. Measuring out something like flour in a measuring cup is using rational numbers. I think It’s interesting how we can sometimes multiply irrational numbers and the outcome can be a rational number. When you think about it it’s like sometimes when things don’t seem to make sense in your life and you wonder why God might be putting you through those things you will later find out that the outcome is good and though it didn’t make sense at the time or in the beginning it will surely make sense in the end because everything happens for a reason and the outcome can surely be good.