Additive Inverse Property: Definition & Examples


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What is the additive inverse of -7?

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1. If x is a negative number, what is the additive inverse of the number -x?

2. Given that y is a positive number. What is the additive inverse of 3y?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The additive inverse property is a crucial component to understanding mathematics. This quiz and worksheet combo will assess not only whether you fully comprehend the additive inverse property, but if you can successfully apply it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • The definition of the additive inverse property
  • Finding the additive inverse of a number
  • Applying the additive inverse property in an equation

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the additive inverse property
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve additive inverse property practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about finding the additive inverse of various numbers

Additonal Learning

For more information on the subject, read the accompanying lesson on the Additive Inverse Property. The lesson features the following objectives:

  • Define the additive inverse property
  • Apply the additive inverse property to math problems
  • Explore graphical representation of the additive inverse property