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Yes!! That is correct.

a number is a positive number unless the number sentence says otherwise. So if you are adding 3 to its opposite you would be adding (+3) + (-3) and the answer would be 0.

If this is hard to understand think of it this way: positive numbers are what you have, negative are what you owe. So You would have 3 and owe 3 for a net of 0.

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