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

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - Review Exercises: Chapter 1 - Page 75: 9


This statement is $\color{red}{\text{FALSE}}$.

Work Step by Step

Since $x$ is a variable, it can represent any real number. If we represent $x$ as a negative number such as $-2$, the opposite of $-2$ becomes $-(-2) = 2$ which is a positive number. Therefore, this statement is $\color{red}{\text{FALSE}}$.
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