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

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Chapter 9 - Inequalities and Problem Solving - 9.3 Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities - 9.3 Exercise Set - Page 599: 3

TRUE

Work Step by Step

If $x$ is negative, then $|-x|$ simplifies to $x.$ Also $-(-x)$ simplifies to $x.$ Since both manipulations ended with the same expression, then the given statement is $\text{ TRUE .}$

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