## Find the Opposite of a Number

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# Apply the Learning: Find the Opposite of a Number

The *opposite *of a number *n* is the number that is the same distance from 0 as *n* but on the other side of 0 on a number line. The number 0 is its own opposite.

- Find each number. Explain your answer.
- The opposite of 24
- The opposite of the opposite of −489.257
- The opposite of the opposite of $4\frac{1}{2}$
- The opposite of the opposite of 0

Ask yourself:

- What is the same distance from 0 as –489.257 but on the other side of 0 on the number line? What is the opposite of that number?
- What is the opposite of 4 1 2 ?
- Remember 0 is its own opposite.