# Assignment_ Explaining Additive and Multiplicative Inverses.pdf

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This preview shows page 1 out of 5 pages. Unformatted text preview: Explaining Additive and Multiplicative Inverses By: Nicholas Tomillon Additive Inverse The term “inverse” literally means: upside down, or opposite. The additive inverse consists of the opposite of any number. If you add a number to its additive inverse, the sum will 0. Here I have linked a video discussing additive inverse: Additive Inverse Examples Here are some examples: -3 + 3 = 0 1 + (1) = 0 4 + (-4) = 0 -9 + 9 = 0 20 + (-20) = 0 Multiplicative Inverse The multiplicative inverse property comes in when you multiply by the reciprocal. With this property, the product will always be 1. Here I have linked a video discussing Multiplicative Inverse: Multiplicative Inverse Examples Here are some examples: 20 x 1/20 = 1 15 x 1/15 = 1 9 x 1/9 = 1 12 x 1/12 = 1 8 x 1/8 = 1 ...
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