Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set: 11

Answer

$-\dfrac{2}{5}$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: $|a|=a$ if $a \ge 0$ $|a| = -a$ if $a \lt 0$ Thus, $-|-\frac{2}{5}| = -[-(-\frac{2}{5})]=-\frac{2}{5}$
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