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# Additive Inverses

## 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

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### Solved Example on Additive Inverses

**Ques: **

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

#### Choices:

- A. - 13
- B. - 5
- C. - 8
- D. - 3

Correct Answer: A

#### Solution:

- Step 1: The sum of 5 and 8 is 13.
- Step 2: The additive inverse of 13 is - 13.

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