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

$\dfrac{1}{3}$
$\bf{\text{Solution Outline:}}$ Multiply the given equation, $-\dfrac{1}{3} ,$ by $-1$ to get its opposite. $\bf{\text{Solution Details:}}$ Multiplying the given equation by $-1$ to get its opposite results to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -\dfrac{1}{3} \\\\= -1\left( -\dfrac{1}{3} \right) \\\\= \dfrac{1}{3} .\end{array}