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Number opposites review

Review the opposites of numbers, and try some practice problems.

What is the opposite of a number?

The opposite of a number is the number on the other side of 0 on the number line, and the same distance from 0.
Example:
start color #e84d39, minus, 5, end color #e84d39 is the opposite of start color #1fab54, 5, end color #1fab54.

Ways to write the opposite of a number

We can write the opposite of a number using a negative sign.
Example:
The opposite of minus, 2, point, 2 can be written minus, left parenthesis, minus, 2, point, 2, right parenthesis.
Want to learn more about number opposites? Check out this video.

Practice

Problem 1
What number is the opposite of minus, 524?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3, slash, 5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7, slash, 4
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4

Want to try more problems like this? Check out these exercises: Number opposites
Number opposites challenge

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