Chapter 4: Algebra... Which is larger?

Jennifer says, "5x2  is always smaller than  (-5x)2. "

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3 comments:

  1. That is not true. In fact, both are of equal value.
    A negative number multiplied by another negative number will equal a positive number.

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  2. no. if X were equal to 0 then the two values will be the same.

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  3. I do not agree as if x is zero, the fina answer will still be zero so 5x2 is not always smaller than (-5x)2

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