**Definition of Additive Inverses**

- The Additive Inverse of a number is the opposite of the number.
- A number and its opposite add up to give zero.

They are called additive inverses of each other.

**Examples of Additive Inverses**

- The additive inverse of 7 is - 7.

7 + (- 7) = 0 - The additive inverse of - 2 is 2.

- 2 + 2 = 0

**Solved Example on Additive Inverses**

- Which of the following is the additive inverse of the sum of 5 and 8?

Choices:

A. - 13

B. - 5

C. - 8

D. - 3

**Related Terms for Additive Inverses**

- Opposite Number