What you add to a number to get zero.

The negative of a number.

Example:

The additive inverse of −5 is +5, because −5 + 5 = 0

The additive inverse of +5 is −5, because +5 − 5 = 0

The negative of a number.

Example:

The additive inverse of −5 is +5, because −5 + 5 = 0

The additive inverse of +5 is −5, because +5 − 5 = 0

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