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    Additive Inverse

    Why is the additive inverse of a - b the expression -a + b?
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    Re: Additive Inverse

    Quote Originally Posted by harpazo View Post
    Why is the additive inverse of a - b the expression -a + b?
    This post begs the question: Do you know what additive inverse means?
    Does $(a-b)+(-a+b)=0~?$
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    Re: Additive Inverse

    Quote Originally Posted by Plato View Post
    This post begs the question: Do you know what additive inverse means?
    Does $(a-b)+(-a+b)=0~?$
    An additive inverse is an expression that when added to another expression leads to 0.
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