What is a Negative Reciprocal?

Negative reciprocals are exactly what they sound like. They are the

  • negative
  • the reciprocal
of the original number

Examples

Original Number Its negative Reciprocal
$$ \frac{3}{4} $$ $$ - \frac{4}{3} $$
$$ \frac{5}{6} $$ $$ - \frac{6}{5} $$
$$ \frac{-2}{3} $$ $$ - \frac{3}{2} $$
$$ -\frac{11}{4} $$ $$ \frac{4}{11} $$
3 $$ -\frac{1}{3} $$
-2 $$ \frac{1}{2} $$
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