Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.1 Signed Numbers - 9.1 Exercises - Page 629: 47



Work Step by Step

We know that $|-5|=5$, because -5 is 5 spaces away from 0 on the number line. So, $|-5|\gt0$ is equivalent to $5\gt0$. This is true, because 5 is to the right of 0 on the number line. Therefore, the statement $|-5|\gt0$ is true.
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