# Pre-Algebra : Additive Inverse Property

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Additive Inverse Property

When is neither positive nor negative?      Explanation:

The additive inverse of is . This means that when is added to the result is zero. can be written as .

Since zero is the only number that is neither positive nor negative the answer is .

### Example Question #1 : Additive Inverse Property

What is the additive inverse of ?      Explanation:

The rule for Additive Inverse Property is .

Using this rule if , So the additive inverse is .

### Example Question #53 : Identities And Properties

Which of the following statements demonstrates the inverse property of addition?  None of the examples in the other responses demonstrates the inverse property of addition.   Explanation:

The inverse property of addition states that for every real number, a number exists, called the additive inverse, such that the number and its inverse have sum 0. Of the statements given, only demonstrates this property, so it is the correct choice.

### Example Question #54 : Identities And Properties

What is the additive inverse of 30?      Explanation:

The question asks us what number added with 30 will equal zero.  Write the mathematical equation that represents this scenario. Subtract 30 from both sides. ### Example Question #55 : Identities And Properties

Which of the following displays the additive inverse property?      Explanation:

The additive inverse property is when two numbers added together equal zero.  So, displays that property.

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