Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 1 - Problem Solving and Critical Thinking - 1.1 Inductive and Deductive Reasoning - Exercise Set 1.1: 7

Answer

When $0$ is added to itself, the sum is $0$, which is equal, and not greater, than the original number.

Work Step by Step

We need to find a counterexample to the statement: If a number is added to itself, the sum is greater than the original number. One such example would be the number $0$. $0 + 0 = 0$ When $0$ is added to itself, the sum is $0$, which is equal, and not greater, than the original number.
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