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Q: Is the reciprocal of an integer always less than the integer?

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When a number is a fraction, the reciprocal will always be greater than the original number. When the original number is a whole number, the reciprocal will be a fraction, which is less than a whole number.

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A mixed number must have an integer part (and a fractional part). Consequently, a mixed number must be greater than one. The reciprocal of a number greater than one is less than one (and conversely) since the two, when multiplied together, make 1.

The above statement is not true!-3/4 is a fraction which is less than 1. Its reciprocal is -4/3 which is also less than 1, NOT greater.

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Negative 14 is less than 14 because a positive integer is always greater than a negative integer. EX: -16 is less than 1

Reciprocal of any non - zero number [other than 1 (because reciprocal of 1 is 1)]is always less than '1' .============================The first contributor disputes the change:Sorry, Anu. What about the non-zero number 0.5, whose reciprocal is 2 ? ? ?

Its reciprocal is either less than 0 or greater than 1.

The integer "-8" is less than "-7".

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