Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.7 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers - 1.7 Exercise Set: 97

Answer

$-4$

Work Step by Step

To find the reciprocal of a number, interchange the numerator and the denominator. Hence, the reciprocal of the expression, $ \dfrac{-1}{4} $, is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \dfrac{4}{-1} \\\\= -4 .\end{array}
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