What is the opposite and reciprocal of 1/3?
To find the opposite/reciprocal of a number, flip it and add a negative (or take it away if the number is negative already).
The opposite of
and the reciprocal of
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,
(It may help to remind you that