## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

$-\frac{1}{4}$
The opposite of a number $x$ is the number that is equal in distance from 0 on the number line as $x$ is. For nonzero numbers, the opposite of a number $x$ is simply $-x$. $x=\frac{1}{4}$ $-x=-\frac{1}{4}$