-(-2) $\ne$ -|-2|
Work Step by Step
The first expression can be rewritten as -1(-2), which simplifies to 2. The second expression can be rewritten as -1 $\times$ |-2|, which simplifies to -1 $\times$ 2, which simplifies to -2. 2 $\ne$ -2
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