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If ~x = |14x|, which of the following must be true? Indicate

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If ~x = |14x|, which of the following must be true? Indicate [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2018, 10:22
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If \(~x = |14x|\), which of the following must be true?

Indicate all such answers.

A. ~2 = ~(–2)
B. ~3 + ~4 = ~7
C. The minimum possible value of ~x is zero
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Re: If ~x = |14x|, which of the following must be true? Indicate [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2018, 06:55
It seems the first option (-2) should be in modulus.
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Re: If ~x = |14x|, which of the following must be true? Indicate [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2018, 14:31
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It seems the first option (-2) should be in modulus.

Sorry about that it was a latex error fixed!
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Re: If ~x = |14x|, which of the following must be true? Indicate [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2018, 17:18
Can anyone explain this?
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Re: If ~x = |14x|, which of the following must be true? Indicate [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2018, 03:39
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Explanation

This function defines a made-up symbol: ~x is equivalent to |14x|. The question asks which statements must be true, so test each one:
~2 = ~(–2)

|14(2)| = |14(–2)|

|28| = |–28|
28 = 28

This first statement must be TRUE.

Similarly, test the second statement:

~3 + ~4 = ~7

|14(3)| + |14(4)| = |14(7)|

42 + 56 = 98

98 = 98

This second statement must be TRUE.

Finally, the third statement is also TRUE. Since ~x is equal to a statement inside an absolute value, this value can never be negative. If x = 0, then the value of |14x| is also 0. The minimum possible value for ~x is 0.
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