## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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# Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.4 Positive and Negative Real Numbers - 1.4 Exercise Set - Page 36: 98

#### Answer

$x\le0$

#### Work Step by Step

$\bf{\text{Solution Outline:}}$ Use the concept of inequality to translate the given description, \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \text{a number $x$ is nonpositive} ,\end{array} to symbols. $\bf{\text{Solution Details:}}$ Nonpositive numbers include $0$ and the negative numbers. Hence, in symbols, the given description is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} x\le0 .\end{array}

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