Problem #1526

1526.

If $x<0$, then which of the following must be positive?

$\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{x}{\left|x\right|} \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ -x^2 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ -2^x \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ -x^{-1} \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ \sqrt[3]{x}$

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