What is the reciprocal of a negative number?


The reciprocal of a negative number is also a negative number because when the two numbers are multiplied the answer is 1. For example, the reciprocal of -6 is -1/6, and the product of these two numbers is -6 x (-1/6)= 1.

The reciprocal of a number is also known as a multiplicative inverse, and it is defined as that number which when multiplied by the given number gives the result as unity, in other words 1. A reciprocal is determined by exchanging the position of the numerator and denominator in a given number. For example, the reciprocal of -2/3 is -3/2.

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The reciprocal of -3 = -1/3. ChaCha on!
-1. 1 = 1/1 . The reciprocal of 1/1 is 1/1. Then negate it to get.1/1 = -1.
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