Your Computer's Calculator  
By now you should be familiar with many of the calculator's features. You should also be familiar with many mathematical concepts.

The Reciprocal of A Number  
Please use your computer's calculator to compute the reciprocal of a number.
In the above example, the reciprocal of 5 was found to be 1/5, .2. What is the reciprocal of this reciprocal? What is 1/1/5?


The Reciprocal of A Number The Bigger Picture  
The reciprocal of 10, 10tothenegativefirstpower, 1/10, is listed with other powers of 10. The reciprocal of 5, 1/5 or .2, is listed above. A graph of the reciprocal includes these examples and will summarize in picture form the reciprocal of a number. This picture draws the graph. USE REFRESH OR RELOAD ON YOUR BROWSER TO MAKE THE ANIMATION MOVE.. 

True statements include:

The Reciprocal in Summary  
"A Number Raised to Negative First Power
Is That Number's Reciprocal, for all nonzero numbers." 


Return to Order of Operations  
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