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# Additive Inverses and Absolute Values

## Opposite numbers and distance from zero

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### Vocabulary Language: English Spanish

absolute value

absolute value

The absolute value of a number represents the distance from zero when graphed on a number line.

For any real number $a, \ a + (- a) = 0$. We see that $-a$ is the additive inverse, or opposite, of $a$.
integers

integers

An integer is a real number which is a whole number or the negative (opposite) of a whole number.
opposite number

opposite number

An opposite number of a number $a$ represents the same distance from zero as $a$, but in the other direction.