## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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# Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Properties of Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set: 26

#### Answer

-7, $\frac{1}{7}$

#### Work Step by Step

The opposite of a number a is equal to -a (which is just the negative of a). The reciprocal of a number a is equal to $\frac{1}{a}$. We are given that $a=7$. Opposite: $-a=-(7)=-7$ Reciprocal: $\frac{1}{a}=\frac{1}{7}$

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