Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - Concept Byte: 24

Answer

Sometimes

Work Step by Step

If the student chooses a negative number, then the absolute value of x will be positive, making it greater than x, which will be negative. However, because the absolute value operation only makes the number positive, this will not be true if the student chooses a positive number or 0 as the absolute value of x will equal x instead of being greater than x.
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