Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter R - Section R.1 - Basic Concepts - R.1 Exercises - Page 12: 102



Work Step by Step

In Figure 3, we are given that $\pi\approx3.142$. Therefore, $-|\pi|\approx-|3.142|\approx-(3.142)\approx-3.142$, so the given statement can be written as $-3.142\lt-3$. -3.142 is to the left of -3 on the number line, so -3.142 has a value that is less than that of -3. This statement is true.
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