Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 2 - Cumulative Review: 3d

Answer

-8

Work Step by Step

The absolute value of x, written by the form $|x|$, is the distance between x and 0 on the number line. It is equal to: x if $x\geq0$ -x if $x\lt0 $ Since $-8\lt0$, $|-8|=8$ Since an additional negative sign is outside of the absolute value sign, this problem asks us to find the opposite of the absolute value of -8. $|-8|=8, so -|-8|=-8$
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