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The reciporical of any number is one over that number, as long as it is defined (i.e., not one over zero). This also applies to negative fractions: 1 divided by a negative number is always negative.

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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 if the slope is negative already what would be the reciprocal?

It would be the negative of the negative reciprocal. And since the negative of a negative is a posivie, it is the positive reciprocal.. For example, if the slope was -3, the other would be 1/3.


What is the negative reciprocal of 0?

The negative reciprocal of zero would be any undefined fraction. 0/x=0 negative reciprocal: -(x/0)= undefined.


What is the negative reciprocal of a slope?

The negative reciprocal of any gradient gives the gradient of the line perpendicular to it. If you had a line of gradient 2, the negative reciprocal would be -1/2 Just change the sign on the number and flip the number/fraction to get the negative reciprocal.


What is the reciprocal of a negative fraction?

Answer: -a/b is a fraction, its reciprocal is -b/a Why: Let's look at what reciprocal does. Take a fraction like 1/3 and its reciprocal is 3 . That is 1/ (1/3) and if we multiply the number by its reciprocal we get one. So now take -1/3. The question is whether the reciprocal is 3 or -3. If we multiply - 1/3 by 3 we have -1 and if we multiply it by -3 we have 1. The reciprocal of a positive or negative fraction is obtained by switching its numerator and denominator, the sign of the new fraction remains the same. So the answer is -3 and just as with positive fractions, we have the number multiplied by its reciprocal is 1

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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.


How do you turn algebra with negative powers into fractions?

A negative powers is defined as the reciprocal of the corresponding positive power. For example, 10-3 is the same a 1 / 103.


What does reciprocal mean in math terms?

What does reciprocal mean in fractions


Is the reciprocal used to divide fractions?

In order to divide two fractions, multiply the first times the reciprocal of the second.


What is the negative reciprocal of -0.1?

The reciprocal of -1/10 is -10, and the negative of -10 is 10 .


When you are multiplying fractions to you have to do the reciprocal?

Yes, you do have to do the reciprocal. It is the basic main mathmatical process


When dividing fractions is a reciprocal used by multiplying?

Yes. One method for dividing fractions is to multiply the numerator fraction by the reciprocal of the denominator fraction.


What is the reciprocal of -p over 4?

Reciprocal just means that you flip the fraction... your fraction is -p/4 the reciprocal is 4/-p the reciprocal is extremely important when dividing fractions. because when you divide fractions you have to take the reciprocal of the bottom fraction and then multiply it to your top fraction to get your answer.


Are reciprocal fractions always a whole number?

No. The reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2.


What are you doing when you divide fractions?

Multiplying by a reciprocal


Do you need to have a reciprocal when multiplying fractions?

yes


What if the slope is negative already what would be the reciprocal?

It would be the negative of the negative reciprocal. And since the negative of a negative is a posivie, it is the positive reciprocal.. For example, if the slope was -3, the other would be 1/3.