# What is the opposite and reciprocal of 19/56?

Jul 30, 2018

$- \frac{19}{56} \text{ and } \frac{56}{19}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{the opposite is the negative of the value}$

$\text{the reciprocal of a number "n" is } \frac{1}{n}$

$\text{the opposite of "19/56" is } - \frac{19}{56}$

$\text{the reciprocal of "19/56" is } \frac{1}{\frac{19}{56}} = \frac{56}{19}$

Jul 30, 2018

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#### Explanation:

To find the opposite of a number, we essentially just switch the signs. $\frac{19}{56}$ is positive, so the opposite of it would be

$- \frac{19}{56}$

The reciprocal of a number $\frac{a}{b}$ is equal to $\frac{b}{a}$. Notice, the numerator and denominator flip, so we get

$\frac{56}{19}$

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