# Which of the following is the additive inverse of the sum of -5 and -2? -3, 3, -7, 7

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2015-03-31T16:18:11+08:00

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The sum of -5 and -2 is -7.

The additive inverse of -7 is 7.

2015-03-31T20:45:11+08:00

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1.) Sum of -5 and -2.
2.) The additive inverse of the sum in number 1.

1.)   -5 + -2 = -7
2.) The additive inverse of a number is equal to the number times -1. However, the main purpose of additive inverse is that, the number + its additive inverse is equal to 0.

-7 x -1 = 7

Check:     -7 + 7 = 0