# What is the opposite and reciprocal of -2.34?

Jun 24, 2015

The opposite of $\left(- 2.34\right)$ is $+ 2.34$.
The reciprocal of $\left(- 2.34\right)$ is $\left(- 0.42735\right)$

#### Explanation:

The opposite (also called the additive inverse) of a number is the value which when added to the number gives a sum of $0$.

The reciprocal of a number is the value which when multiplied by the number gives a product of $1$.
Since $\frac{1}{- 2.34} = - 0.42735$

then $\left(- 0.42735\right)$ is the reciprocal of $\left(- 2.34\right)$