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Actually the reciprocal of any number is that number in the denominator instead of in the numerator. The reciprocal of -3 is 1 over -3.

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Q: Negative 3 is the reciprocal so what is the opposite of negative 3?
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Why is the reciprocal of the opposite of a nonzero number the opposite of the reciprocal of the number?

Taking the reciprocal (multiplicative inverse) does not affect the positive or negative status of an integer. So the reciprocal of a negative number is negative and the reciprocal of a positive number is positive. The reciprocals will be opposites (positive/negative) just as the original numbers were.

Is the number positive if the power is negative?

It does not work that way. A negative power is simply the reciprocal. So that x-a = 1/xa The reciprocal is negative or positive according to whether the number itself is negative or positive. [And, if the number is 0, the reciprocal is not defined.]

Why is negative multiply negative equal to positive?

Negative in English terms means "opposite." Multiplication can represent "of". So, negative times negative is the "opposite of the opposite." And the opposite of an opposite is the same, hence positive, because "same" is the opposite of "opposite" and positive is the opposite of negative. So if you put it into English words, it actually makes some sense. In essence, negative and negative "cancel out."

True or false the opposite of a number is less than the number?

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.

What is the mathematical terms for opposite of?

opposite of mean "negative" so the opposite of x is negative x or -x.

What is the formula for Perpendicular Slope?

Line a with a slope perpendicular to that of line b has a slope that is the negative reciprocal of line b's. So basically the negative reciprocal.

What is reciprocal of 15?

A reciprocal is the number flipped and multiplied by a negative, so 15/1 as a reciprocal is -1/15.

What is the negative reciprocal of -3?

The reciprocal of a number is 1 divide by that number - the reciprocal of -3 is 1/(-3), or -1/3. So, the negative reciprocal of -3 would be 1/3 (without the minus sign).

What will happen if negative is multiplied by negative?

The word "negative" really means opposite so you get a positive.

How do you solve negative integral exponents?

A negative exponent is simply the reciprocal of the positive exponent. So simply remove the negative sign and find the reciprocal. Thus, for example, 5-3 = 1/53 = 1/125

What is the reciprocal of negative 9?

-0.1111... The definition of reciprocal is 1/ and so you are doing the same as 1/-9. oh my gosh this is 9 years old

Do a fraction have a opposite?

Their negative counterparts can be considered opposite. So can their reciprocals.

How will you simplify expressions with negative exponents to get positive exponents?

A negative exponent becomes positive in the reciprocal. So if you have a number a^x where x is negative, then, a^x = 1/(a^-x) and, since x is negative, -x is positive.

What is the reciprocal of -.375?

-.375=-3/8 So, -8/3 because a negative time a negative equals a positive, and 1 is a positive

How do you find the reciprocal of a negative number?

A number multiplied with it's reciprocal must be one. So for example if you have -(1/2), than it's reciprocal is -2.

How do you solve an equation if you have simplified and are left with a negative variable?

the negative variable would mean the opposite of. so therefore if u have -x= 4 ur answer would be the opposite of four which is negative 4.

Why is a negative multiplied by a negative equal to a positive?

A negative can be thought of as being the opposite of something. The opposite of a negative is positive so the negative of a negative is positive. Example: (-2)(-3) = (-1)(2)(-1)(3) = (-1)(-1)(2)(3) = (-1)2(6) = (1)(6) = 6

Why is the quotient of two negative numbers positive?

A negative number is an opposite or reversal of a positive number. For example, if a million dollars is a lot of money to have, then it is also true that a million dollars is a lot of money to owe. If you reverse something twice, you return to the original state. So a negative times a negative (or a negative divided by a negative) is a positive. The opposite of the opposite is the original.

When using quotient fractions to a negative power do you flip the base number?

A negative power gives you the reciprocal of the positive power so yes you flip your number.

What is the opposite of -21?

negative means opposite therefore -(-21) = 21 so your answer is 21

What is greater negative 2.6 or negative 1.3?

When dealing with negative in math you live In opposite land so the symbol points to the bigger # in other words -1.3

What are opposite numbers?

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What is positive 11 plus negative 18?

11+-18 you are adding a negative so you take 18-11=7 and the answer is the opposite of that answer, so -7

What is eleven to the negative third power?

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The opposite of the absolute value of negative seven?

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