Videos, worksheets, stories and songs to help Grade 7 students learn how about opposites and absolute value of integers.
Each integer has an opposite.
The opposite of +5 is - 5.
The opposite of -3 is +3.
The absolute value of an integer is its distance from 0 on the number line.
Determine the Opposites of Integers
To find the opposite of an integer, we just change its sign. If it is negative, change to positive. If it is positive change to negative.
Opposite integers are the pairs of integers that have the same absolute value, or the same distance from zero.
The sum of two opposites is always zero.
This video provides two examples of determining the opposite of a given integer.
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