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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.
5 is the opposite of 5.

Ways to write the opposite of a number

We can write the opposite of a number using a negative sign.
The opposite of 2.2 can be written (2.2).
Want to learn more about number opposites? Check out this video.


Problem 1
What number is the opposite of 524?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • an exact decimal, like 0.75
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/4

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

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