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**Sari****Member**- Registered: 2005-12-07
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I understand that to find the reciprocal of something you switch the numerator with the denominator, but how would you solve a more complex problem like this?

Find the reciprocal of: (-1/2)(6/3)

Thanks!

Sari

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**darthradius****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-28
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(6/3)=2...

2(-1/2)=-1...

the reciprocal of -1 is always -1

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

-Bertrand Russell

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**Sari****Member**- Registered: 2005-12-07
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Thank you!

I switched it and got -0/1, but that didn't make sense. I forgot the rule that -1 is always -1.

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**irspow****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-24
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All "whole" numbers have a denominator of 1 not 0.

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