# Value of Expressions

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# Value of Expressions

- Do the two expressions below have the same value? Explain your thinking.

−|−3| and −(−3) - Is the following statement sometimes true, always true, or never true? Give an example to support your answer.

**The opposite of a number is equal to the oppositeof the absolute value of the number.**

- Sort the cards to show whether the statements on the cards are possible or impossible. Provide an explanation.

INTERACTIVE: Card Sort: Opposite and Absolute Values

- For the first question, do each step—start inside the absolute value symbols or inside the parentheses.
- For the second question, test different numbers. Try positive and negative numbers and 0.