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Q: Is the absolute value of a number ever equal to its opposite?

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When the number is 0.

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The answer depends on whether the "opposite" means the multiplicative inverse or the additive inverse.

If you are taking the absolute value of a negative number, that number will always be positive. So the opposite of the absolute value of -7 would be -7.

The absolute value is always positive.

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The absolute value of a negative number is positive.

When the number is 0.

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When the number is non-positive.

how do you identify opposite and absolute value of a rational number

The absolute value of a positive number is the number itself. The absolute value of a negative number is the number's opposite (additive inverse).

Absolute value is always the opposite of the number.

If a number is zero or positive, then its absolute value is equal to the number.

The answer depends on whether the "opposite" means the multiplicative inverse or the additive inverse.

If you are taking the absolute value of a negative number, that number will always be positive. So the opposite of the absolute value of -7 would be -7.

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