# Additive inverse

The additive inverse of a number is a number that is the same distance from 0 on the number line, but in the opposite direction.

Examples |

+3 + -3 = 0 |

In the example, +3 and -3 are additive inverses or opposites. |

-3 is the additive inverse, or opposite, of +3. |

+3 is the additive inverse, or opposite, of -3. |

See also additive inverse property, opposite of a number.