# How do you write an equation for the opposite of the opposite of -12?

Nov 18, 2016

$k = - \left(- \left(- 12\right)\right) \textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XX")orcolor(white)("XX}} k = - 12$

#### Explanation:

$- 12$

opposite of $- 12 = - \left(- 12\right) \textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XX")orcolor(white)("XX}} 12$

opposite of the opposite of $- 12$
$=$ opposite of $- \left(- 12\right) \textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXXX")orcolor(white)("XX}}$opposite of $12$

$= - \left(- \left(- 12\right)\right) \textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXXXXXXX")orcolor(white)("XX}} - 12$