Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - Review Exercises: 11

Answer

-7

Work Step by Step

The absolute value of a number represents the distance between that number and 0 on the number line. Therefore, the absolute value of a number $a$ will be: $a$ when $a\geq0$ $-a$ when $a\lt0$ $-7\lt0$ Therefore, $-|-7|=-(7)=-7$.
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