# How do you simplify #2sqrt16 - 2sqrt16#?

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Aug 11, 2017

#### Explanation:

Aug 11, 2017

#### Explanation:

These terms are known as additive inverses.

They have exactly the same value, but one is positive and one is negative.

One is a 'give', the other is a 'take'.

The sum of additive inverses is always

This works no matter what the values are.

While we could simplify each term, this is not necessary.