# What is the opposite of -49?

May 24, 2018

49

#### Explanation:

The opposite of a negative number would be its positive number, which in this case, is 49

May 24, 2018

The opposite of $- 49$ is its additive inverse $49$.

#### Explanation:

The sum of a number and its additive inverse is $0$.

The additive inverse property is represented as:

$\textcolor{b l u e}{a} + \textcolor{g r e e n}{- a} = \textcolor{p u r p \le}{0} = \textcolor{g r e e n}{- a} + \textcolor{b l u e}{a}$