## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

We are given the statement $-|-0|\gt0$. We know that $|-0|=0$, because -0 (which equals 0) is 0 spaces from 0 on the number line. Therefore, $-|-0|=-(0)=0$. Therefore, we can rewrite the statement as $0\gt0$. This statement is false, because both sides of the statement are actually equal to each other.