# Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.3 - Integers: Addition and Subtraction - Concept Quiz 1.3 - Page 19: 9

True

#### Work Step by Step

RECALL: Opposite numbers have opposite signs. Examples are: $-3$ and $3$ $-8$ and $8$ $12$ and $-12$ Thus, the opposite of $-5$ is $5$. Therefore, the given statement is true.

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