Additive and Multiplicative Inverses - Concept

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Inverses, like the additive inverse or multiplicative inverses, are important for understanding how to cancel terms when solving for variables in equations and formulas. When a number is added to its additive inverse, the result zero. This is useful for getting rid of terms. When a number is multiplied to its multiplicative inverse, the result is 1. This is useful for getting rid of fractions.

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Additive and Multiplicative Inverses - Problem 1

What is the additive inverse of

a) 6?
b) -10?
Problem 1
How to find the additive inverse of positive and negative numbers.
Additive and Multiplicative Inverses - Problem 2

What is the multiplicative inverse of

a) ½?
b) 4?
c) -3⁄2
Problem 2
How to find the multiplicative inverse of fractions, positive numbers, and negative numbers.
Additive and Multiplicative Inverses - Problem 3
Problem 3
Using additive and multiplicative inverses when solving equations