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Identify the opposite of 6 and represent it on a number line.
A. + 6, Figure 1
B. – 6, Figure 2
C. ± 6, Figure 3
D. None of the above
Correct Answer: B
Step 1: Opposite of 6 is - 6. [To get the opposite, change the sign of the number.]
Step 2: Negative numbers will be to the left of 0 and positive numbers will be to the right of 0 on the number line.
Step 3: As - 6 is negative number, it will be 6 units to the left of 0 on the number line.
Step 4: So, figure 2 represents – 6.
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