# Explaining additive and multiplicative inverses - Algebra...

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Algebra one, semester one, unit one: explain the additive and multiplicative inverse Inverse means the opposite or upside down Just like people numbers also have an identity. An identity is a number that you can add or multiply to another number and not change the original number The additive identity is zero and the multiplicative identity is one. 25+0=25 6000+0=6000 25,000,000,000+0=25,000,000,000