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    Absolute Value is not always Positive?

    My math book has the following true-or-false question:

    The absolute value of any real number is positive.
    According to the book, it is False, but it does not explain why. Is this because |0|=0, and 0 is neither positive or negative?
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    Re: Absolute Value is not always Positive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ihtyhm View Post
    My math book has the following true-or-false question:
    According to the book, it is False, but it does not explain why. Is this because |0|=0, and 0 is neither positive or negative?
    That is absolutely correct.
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