Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - Review Exercises - Page 695: 12

Answer

-15

Work Step by Step

The absolute value of a number represents the distance between that number and 0 on the number line. Therefore, the absolute value of a number $a$ will be: $a$ when $a\geq0$ $-a$ when $a\lt0$ $15\gt0$ Therefore, $-|15|=-(15)=-15$.
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