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No, it does not.

A number and its additive inverse add up to zero. If a number has no sign, add a "-" in front of it to get its additive inverse. The additive inverse of 5 is -5. The additive inverse of x is -x. If a number has a minus sign, take it away to get its additive inverse. The additive inverse of -10 is 10. The additive inverse of -y is y.

For every number, a,there exists a number called the additive inverse, -a, such that a + -a = 0.

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The additive inverse for a number is its negative value. The sum of an integer and its additive inverse is zero. For the example (5), the additive inverse would be (-5).

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The additive inverse states that a number added to its opposite will equal zero. A + (-A) = 0. The "opposite" number here is the "negative" of the number. For any number n, the additive inverse is (-1)n. So therefore yes.

The additive inverse of 100 is -100.

The additive inverse is just another way of saying the "opposite" of an integer*. The way to find the additive inverse of an integer is by looking at the negative sign (-) or the positive sign (+) or no sign.Example 1a. The opposite of 5 is -5b. The opposite of -6 is 6c. The opposite of -|-12| is -12*An integer is any whole number*.:Letter "c" is just an example of absolute value. It has nothing to do with the procedure of finding the additive inverse:.

A negative integer is a whole number that is smaller than zero. It is the additive inverse of a positive integer.

to subtract an integer, add its opposite or additive inverse.

The "opposite" of 15 would be its additive inverse, or -15.

It is the same as an integer: a counting number, its additive inverse or zero.

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