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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What is the additive inverse of
What is the multiplicative inverse of