Additive Inverse (AD•di•tive IN•verse)
Example: In the equation 3 + -3 = 0,
3 and -3 are additive inverses of each other because
when you add them their sum is zero.
The additive inverse of a number is also called its
opposite. For example, 4 + -4 = 0. The additive inverse of
4 is –4, and the additive inverse of –4 is 4