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Simplify each of the following expressions.

  1. When two numbers have a product of one, they are called reciprocals or multiplicative inverses. What is the reciprocal or multiplicative inverse of each of these numbers?

    1. 7

For help with parts (a), (b), and (c), refer to the Math Notes boxes below.

The answer for part (b) is 1.

You will want to convert the mixed number to a fraction before multiplying.

For part (d), it may help to look back at part (b) of this problem.
Do you notice a way to apply that expression and solution to this question?

It may also help to turn parts (ii) and (iii) into fractions.

Did you find the answer to (ii)?