   Chapter 1, Problem 14RQ ### Single Variable Calculus: Early Tr...

8th Edition
James Stewart
ISBN: 9781305270343

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Section ### Single Variable Calculus: Early Tr...

8th Edition
James Stewart
ISBN: 9781305270343
Textbook Problem

# Determine whether the statement is true or false. If it is true, explain why. If it is false, explain why or give an example that disproves the statement.If x is any real number, then x 2 = x .

To determine

Whether the statement, if x is any real number, then x2=x is true or false.

Explanation

Recall the fact that, for any real number say x, x2=±x.

So, the given statement is not true.

The below example disproves the given statement.

Let x=4.

42=16=

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