The additive inverse of a number

*n*is the number written as –*n*, such that*n*+ (–*n*) = 0.### Examples

- The additive inverse of 8 is –8, since : 8 + (–8) = 0.
- The additive inverse of –6.5 is 6.5, since : 6.5 + (–6.5) = 0.

The additive inverse of a number *n* is the number written as –*n*, such that *n* + (–*n*) = 0.

- The additive inverse of 8 is –8, since : 8 + (–8) = 0.
- The additive inverse of –6.5 is 6.5, since : 6.5 + (–6.5) = 0.