# What is an "additive inverse"?

In mathematics, the additive inverse or opposite of a number A is the number that when added to A yields a result of zero. The additive inverse of F is denoted - F.
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 The additive inverse for a number is its negative value. The sum of an integer and its additive inverse is zero. For the example (5) the additive inverse would be (5) http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_additive_inv...
 The opposite of a number. For example, the additive inverse of 12 is -12.! http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-additiv...