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

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