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.