# Additive Inverse

Skill:

Identify additive inverses (opposites) and multiplicative inverses (reciprocals) and use them to solve number and word problems.

# Additive Inverse

Explore the relationships between numbers and their opposites with this activity.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections. *

### Open-ended question 1

How are 8 and -8 different from each other?

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### Open-ended question 2

Why would -5 be called the *opposite *of 5?

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### Open-ended question 3

Why would -5 be called the *additive inverse *of 5?

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### Open-ended question 4

The value of -(6) is -6. What is the value of -(-6)?

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