Reciprocals and Inverse Numbers

When working with algebra reciprocal numbers are common, and when working in algebra inverse numbers are too. Get help with both here.

Practice!

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Practice set 1

Find the additive inverse:

  1. 5
  2. -8
  3. q

Practice set 2

Find the reciprocal:

  1. 5
  2. 5/6
  3. 0.75

Set 1 answers

  1. -5
  2. 8
  3. -q

Set 2 answers

  1. 1/5
  2. 6/5
  3. 4/3

Assessment

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