Asked in Math and Arithmetic
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. ...
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Algebra
Why is the reciprocal of the opposite of a nonzero number the opposite of the reciprocal of the number?
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. ...
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry
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. ...
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Algebra, Numbers
Is the number positive if the power is negative?
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.] ...
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Algebra, Prime Numbers
What is the reciprical of negative two and one quarter?
reciprocal of a negative is still a negative, and 2 and a quarter can be rewritten as 9/4. The reciprocal of this number is 4/9. Therefore, the reciprocal of -2 and a quarter is -4/9. ...
Asked in Algebra
Negative 3 is the reciprocal so what is the opposite of negative 3?
Actually the reciprocal of any number is that number in the denominator instead of in the numerator. The reciprocal of -3 is 1 over -3. ...
What is the definition of a negative reciprocal?
Negative reciprocal is something you use in math that often times help you find a perpendicular line to an equation. ex: for an equation with a slope of 5x, the recriprocal would be -1/5x. what you do is you flip flop the bottom and the top, 1/5x. That is the reciprocal alone and to make it a negative reciprocal you just simply add the negative sign. ...