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28Tylerr
 3 years ago
Find the additive and multipliactive inverse for each number: 3A. 1.25
28Tylerr
 3 years ago
Find the additive and multipliactive inverse for each number: 3A. 1.25

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Shane_B
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do you know what additive and multiplicative inverse means? We can start there...

28Tylerr
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I know what it means a little bit but not much. We just started this in our Algerba II

Shane_B
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Additive inverse is simply the number that when added to the other number equals 0. So \[1.25+? = 0\]

28Tylerr
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.025 + 0 = 0? Is thar right?

Shane_B
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1First, let me clear something up: "3A. 1.25" So the problem is 3A and the value given is 1.25 right?

Shane_B
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ok...so what could you add to 1.25 which would result in a value of 0?

Shane_B
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.11.25 + 0 = 1.25 That's not it :)

Shane_B
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Since 1.25 is positive...you should see that you must add a negative number to make it 0. Therefore, the answer would be 1.25:\[1.25+(1.25)=0\]That's a true equation.

28Tylerr
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Right so it would be a 1.25 as a answer?

28Tylerr
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Alright so basically just switching a positve to a negative answer.

Shane_B
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Maybe... If you're original number was 1.25...the additive inverse would actually be +1.25

Shane_B
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If you're ok with everything above...we can discuss multiplicative inverses

28Tylerr
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah thats alright so for 3A it would be 1.25?

Shane_B
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes, that's additive inverse answer.

Shane_B
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You still need to do the multiplicative inverse also. Multiplicative inverse is simply defined as the number that when multiplied times the original number result in an answer of 1. In essence, it's going to be the reciprocal of the original value. \[(1.25)(\frac{1}{1.25})=1\]So the multiplicative inverse of 1.25 is 1/1.25. You could also express this (as well as the additive inverse as a fraction which may be what your teacher wants:\[1.25=\frac{5}{4}\]So the additive inverse would be :\[\frac{5}{4}\] and the multiplicative inverse would be \[\frac{4}{5}\]
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