Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.5 Real Numbers and Their Properties; Clock Addition - Exercise Set 5.5: 44

Answer

The given statement illustrates the inverse property of addition.

Work Step by Step

The inverse property of addition states that for any real number, $a$, $a + (-a) = 0$ Thus, $(\sqrt2+\sqrt7) + -(\sqrt2+\sqrt7)=0$ Therefore, the given statement illustrates the inverse property of addition.
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