# What is the opposite and reciprocal of 8?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 24, 2015

Opposite of 8 is -8 and reciprocal is

#### Explanation:

Opposite of a number means its additive inverse, which means the number added to its additive inverse would be zero. Thus opposite of 8 is -8.

Reciprocal of a number is called its multiplicative inverse, which means the number multiplied with its multiplicative inverse would be unity. Thus reciprocal of 8 would be