## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$\dfrac{5}{3}$
RECALL: The negative reciprocal of a nonzero real number $a$ is $-\dfrac{1}{a}$. Thus, the negative reciprocal of $-\dfrac{3}{5}$ is: $=-\dfrac{1}{-\frac{3}{5}} \\=-1 \cdot \left(-\frac{5}{3}\right) \\=\dfrac{5}{3}$