# Question: What Do You Call The Opposite Of A Number?

## How do you write the opposite of a number?

The opposite of a number is just the number on the opposite side of zero on the number line.

The opposite of a is -a.

The opposite of -a is a.

The opposite of 5 is -5..

## What is the opposite of negative 2?

The opposite reciprocal of 2 would be -1/2.

## What’s the opposite of 0?

negative zeroThe opposite of zero is negative zero.

## What is the opposite of 1?

The opposite of a number is its additive inverse. The sum of a number and its opposite is zero. (This is sometimes called the property of opposites ). So, the opposite of −999 is 999 ; the opposite of 13 is −13 ; the opposite of 1 is −1 .

## What is the largest negative number?

-1Negative of infinity will be the smallest number though its absolute value is the greatest. Using these facts, we come to the conclusion that -1 is the largest negative number.

## Is 0 even or off?

For mathematicians the answer is easy: zero is an even number. … Because any number that can be divided by two to create another whole number is even. Zero passes this test because if you halve zero you get zero.

## Is 0 a real number?

What Are Real Numbers? Edit. Real numbers consist of zero (0), the positive and negative integers (-3, -1, 2, 4), and all the fractional and decimal values in between (0.4, 3.1415927, 1/2). Real numbers are divided into rational and irrational numbers.