College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Solving Inequalities - 1.5 Assess Your Understanding: 9

Answer

The given statement is true.

Work Step by Step

The square of a number involves multiplying the number to itself. When a negative number is squared, the result is positive since the product of two negative numbers is positive. When zero is squared, the result is zero. When a positive number is squared, the result is positive. Thus, the square of any real number is always nonnegative. The given statement is true.
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