Q. 104.4( 10 Votes )

Multiplicative inverse of a negative rational number is
A. a positive rational number.

B. a negative rational number.

C. 0

D. 1

Answer :

Multiplicative inverse of a negative rational number is a negative rational number.


Example:


is a rational number so its multiplicative inverse is so that their multiplication will be 1.


Thus the multiplicative inverse is negative rational number.


(a) Incorrect because if multiplicative inverse will be positive the number obtained will have a negative sign and the result obtained will not be 1.


(c ) Incorrect because if 0 is multiplied to something the result will also be zero.


(d)Incorrect because if 1 is multiplied to a number the result obtained will not be 1.

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