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: 99



Work Step by Step

We are given the statement $-8\gt-|-6|$. $-|-6|=-(6)=-6$ Therefore, the statement is equivalent to $-8\gt-6$, which states that -8 has a value that is greater than or equal to -6. Since, -8 is to the left of -6 on the number line, it must have a value that is less than that of -6. The statement is false.
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