What is the opposite of number one?
It depends on what kind of opposite they are asking for.
They are probably asking for the 'additive inverse' which is what number do you add to 1 to get 0?
Well, 1+ (-1) = 0, so -1.
Also ENO ONE. Opposite of zero would be Infinite.
False. Apart from the fact that there is no such thing as an opposite. If, by opposite, you mean negative (additive inverse), then start with a negative number. The negative of this will be positive, and so greater. If by opposite you mean the reciprocal (multiplicative inverse), start with a positive number less than one or a negative number less than -1.
A negative number is the opposite of a positive number. If a positive number measures the money you have, then a negative number measures the money you owe. If you multiply two negative numbers together, you are getting the opposite of an opposite. One negative negates the other, leaving you with a positive.
Additive Opposite An opposite of a number is the number with the opposite sign, but same absolute value. Basically, 3 has the opposite -3, -47's opposite is 47 (opposite of n is -n). Just take 0-(n) where n is the number in question (there is no opposite for 0). Usually it means the opposite sign -- if originally positive, the opposite is a negative; if originally negative, the opposite is positive. Multiplicative Opposite The reciprocal…
"opposite" is defined in the context of some operation. While the opposite of a number in the context of multiplication is the reciprocal, there are other possible contexts: The opposite of a number, x, in the context of addition, is its negative, -x. The opposite of a number, x, in the context of its logarithm, is its exponentiation, -x.
The additive opposite of a positive is a negative, and the opposite of a negative is a positive. If you reverse the sign twice (opposite of opposite) you have the original number. The same applies to an inverse (multiplicative opposite): the inverse of any inverse for a nonzero number is the original number. n (1/n)(n) = n
The opposite (or inverse) of a number can be defined in a number of different ways. For example, the additive opposite of 4 is -4 but the multiplicative opposite of 4 is 1/4 or 0.25 Since the question concerns the product it would seem more appropriate to use the multiplicative opposite. Then, the product of a number and its opposite will be always 1. Incidentally, the product of a number and its additive opposite will…
For each positive number, there is a negative number that is its opposite. We write the opposite of a positive number with a negative or minus sign in front. The opposite of a number is also called its additive inverse. For example, 5 is the additive inverse of -5 and -5 is the additive inverse of 5.