# What is the opposite and reciprocal of 7?

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Jun 27, 2015

The opposite of

The reciprocal of

#### Explanation:

The *opposite* is the additive inverse.

*identity* for addition.

If you picture the real numbers on a line with *opposite* of a number is on the opposite side of

The *reciprocal* is the multiplicative inverse.

*identity* for multiplication.

When you are dealing with fractions, just swap the top and bottom to form the reciprocal. For example, the reciprocal of