Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 2 - Section 2.5 - The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 162: 5



Work Step by Step

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