Negative reciprocal

Pronunciation: /ˈnɛg ə tɪv rɪˈsɪp rə kəl/ Explain

The negative reciprocal of a real number a is -1/a. The slopes of perpendicular lines are negative reciprocals of each other.

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McAdams, David E. Negative reciprocal. 5/5/2011. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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