## Understanding the Inverse Property

There are two types of Inverse Properties. The Inverse Property of Addition and the Inverse Property of Addition.

The Inverse Property of Addition is when you add a number and its opposite resulting in zero. Therefore, in order to understand the Inverse Property of Addition, you must understand a numbers opposite.

Examples) 5 + -5 = 0 or A+ -A= 0

The Inverse Property of Multiplication means to multiply a number by its reciprocal. Therefore, to fully understand this property you must first understand what it means to find the reciprocal of a number.

Examples) 7 * 1/7=1 or A * 1/a=1

Notice that in each example the first term is not written as a fraction, but as a whole number. I could write 7 as 7/1 as well.

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