Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Adding Real Numbers - Exercise Set - Page 37: 64



Work Step by Step

Two numbers that are the same distance from 0 but lie on opposite sides of 0 are called opposites of each other. Furthermore, we know that the sum of a number $a$ and its opposite $-a$ is 0. Therefore, the opposite of $-\frac{1}{4}$ is $\frac{1}{4}$, because $-\frac{1}{4}+\frac{1}{4}=\frac{1}{4}-\frac{1}{4}=0$.
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