# What is the opposite and reciprocal of 1?

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Jun 25, 2015

The opposite and reciprocal of 1 is

Jun 25, 2015

#### Answer:

The opposite of

the reciprocal of

#### Explanation:

The opposite (also known as the additive inverse) is the number we have to add to get an answer equal to the additive identity,

The reciprocal (also known as the multiplicative inverse) is the number we have to multiply to get an answer equal to the multiplicative identity,

(The only numbers that are their own reciprocals are