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.
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.]
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."
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.
opposite of mean "negative" so the opposite of x is negative x or -x.
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.
A reciprocal is the number flipped and multiplied by a negative, so 15/1 as a reciprocal is -1/15.
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).
The word "negative" really means opposite so you get a positive.
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
-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
Their negative counterparts can be considered opposite. So can their reciprocals.
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.
-.375=-3/8 So, -8/3 because a negative time a negative equals a positive, and 1 is a positive
A number multiplied with it's reciprocal must be one. So for example if you have -(1/2), than it's reciprocal is -2.
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.
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
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.
A negative power gives you the reciprocal of the positive power so yes you flip your number.
negative means opposite therefore -(-21) = 21 so your answer is 21
When dealing with negative in math you live In opposite land so the symbol points to the bigger # in other words -1.3
Opposite numbers are another words for negative numbers.-4 is opposite of +45,6,7,8,9, and so on
11+-18 you are adding a negative so you take 18-11=7 and the answer is the opposite of that answer, so -7
A negative power means the reciprocal of the number to the equivalent positive power. So 11⁻³ = 1/11³ = 1/1331 = 0.0007513 (4sf)
If you are taking the absolute value of a negative number, that number will always be positive. So the opposite of the absolute value of -7 would be -7.