Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Properties of Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set - Page 39: 25


-5, $\frac{1}{5}$

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 $a=5$. Opposite: $-a=-(5)=-5$ Reciprocal: $\frac{1}{a}=\frac{1}{5}$
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