## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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# Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.5 Real Numbers and Their Properties; Clock Addition - Exercise Set 5.5: 95

#### Answer

The statement is false. A corrected statement would be: "Irrational numbers can either be negative or positive."

#### Work Step by Step

The statement is false as irrational numbers like $-\sqrt3$ are negative. A corrected statement would be: "Irrational numbers can either be negative or positive."

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