Algebra Glossary: A

absolute value: An operation that tells you how far a number is from zero.

additive inverse: The number with the same numerical part but the opposite sign (plus or minus) of a given number. If zero is the sum of two numbers, then these two numbers are additive inverses of one another.

associative property: A characteristic of addition and multiplication that allows the grouping of terms to change without affecting the result.

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