Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.5 Real Numbers and Their Properties; Clock Addition - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 8

Answer

reciprocal; multiplicative identity

Work Step by Step

The product of a nonzero real number and its RECIPROCAL gives 1, the MULTIPLICATIVE IDENTITY. In other words, when we multiply a number by its inverse, the result will always be 1.
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