## Elementary Algebra

RECALL: Absolute value is defined as: $|a| = a$ if $a \ge 0$ $|a| = -a$ if $a \lt 0$ Notice that: $|3| = 3$ and $|-3| = -(-3) = 3$ $|4|=4$ and $|-4| = -(-4) = 4$ $|-5|=-(-5)=5$ and $|5|=5$ Thus, the given statement is true.