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Definition Of Inverse Property Of Addition

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What Is Inverse Property Of Addition?


This property is a subset of Properties Of Addition. To learn about other properties of addition see Properties Of Addition.

  • One of a pair of numbers whose sum is zero. For example ⇒ -5 is +5:
    -5 + 5 = 0


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 8 + (-8) = (-8) + 8
   8 - 8 = -8 + 8
       0 = 0
 a + (-a) = (-a) + a
    a - a = -a + a
        0 = 0

Also: -(-a) = a


If you want to learn about the Math Properties of Subtraction, Multiplication, or Division see Math Properties.