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Negative of a Rational Number

Additive Inverse (or Negative) :
 

 

If a and b are two rational numbers such that a + b = b + a = 0 then b is called the additive inverse or the negative of a.

 

Example : 
Therefore   is the additive inverse or negative of , and  is the additive inverse or negative of .

The additive inverse of the rational number
p is denoted by  p.
Therefore, the negative of  is denoted as .





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