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What is the additive inverse of negative 299?
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The additive inverse is what you add to a number to get zero.
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Here’s one way we can look at that.
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We’re starting with negative 299.
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So we’ll place that on our number line.
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The additive inverse is the number that’s going to help us move from negative 299 to zero on a number line.
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There are 299 spaces between negative 299 and zero on a number line.
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And because we’re moving to the right on our number line, this means we’ll be working with a positive number.
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Negative 299 plus 299 equals zero.
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This means 299 is the additive inverse of negative 299.