# Verify that -(-x) = x for

(i) x = 11/15 (ii) x = -13/17

**Solution:**

Rational numbers numbers are in the form of p/q, where p and q can be any integer and q ≠ 0.

The negative of a negative rational number is the same rational number.

(i) x = 11/15

-(-x) = -(-11/15)

= 11/15

= x

Hence proved

(ii) x = -13/7

-(-x) = -[-(-13/7)]

= -13/7

= x

Hence proved

**Video Solution:**

## Verify that -(-x) = x for. (i) x = 11/15 (ii) x = -13/7

### NCERT Solutions Class 8 Maths - Chapter 1 Exercise 1.1 Question 3

**Summary:**

By using the additive property of rational numbers, it is verified for parts (i) x = 11/15 (ii) x = -13/7 that -(-x) = x