Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.2 The Integers; Order of Operations - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 5

Answer

The given statement is false. The sum of a positive integer and a negative integer is sometimes a positive integer.

Work Step by Step

The given statement is false. The sum will only be positive when the positive number has a greater absolute value than the negative number. A corrected statement would be: The sum of a positive integer and a negative integer is sometimes a positive integer.
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