So what is the negative reciprocal?

The negative reciprocal of a number is -1/n.

Here are some examples of negative reciprocals:

-3/4 and 4/3

1/2 and -2

4 and -1/4

So how do you get the negative reciprocal?

1. If you are looking for the negative reciprocal of a whole number, turn it into a fraction (by putting over one). If you are looking for the negative reciprocal of a fraction, go to step 2.

2. Flip the fraction and change the sign.