## 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 - Exercise Set 5.5 - Page 309: 42

#### Answer

inverse property of multiplication

#### Work Step by Step

The inverse property of multiplication states that for any nonzero real number, $a$, $a \cdot \frac{1}{a} = 1$ Thus, $\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{17}} ( \sqrt{17})=1$ Therefore, the given statement illustrates the inverse property of multiplication.

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