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: 52



Work Step by Step

We are given the statement $-|-0|\gt0$. We know that $|-0|=0$, because -0 (which equals 0) is 0 spaces from 0 on the number line. Therefore, $-|-0|=-(0)=0$. Therefore, we can rewrite the statement as $0\gt0$. This statement is false, because both sides of the statement are actually equal to each other.
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