This Math Shorts episode explains the term additive inverse and provides several examples that demonstrate the concept.
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Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.Math.Cont.7.NS.A.1c ( Grade 7 ): Understand subtraction of rational numbers as adding the additive inverse, p – q = p + (–q). Show that the distance between two rational numbers on the number line is the absolute value of their difference, and apply this principle in real-world contexts.
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