Posted by **Anonymous** on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 3:00pm.

1> which expression represents "5 less than the product of 7 and x"?

is the answer this: 5-7x

2> can anyone give me an example of multiplicative inverse property?

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**Writeacher**, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 3:05pm
Common sense tells me that the first one should read 7x-5. You have it reversed.

Your second question should be answered in here somewhere:

http://www.google.com/search?q=multiplicative+inverse+property&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7SUNA_en

A math tutor should be along soon to give you further ideas.

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**Anonymous**, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 3:08pm
thanks..

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**bobpursley**, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 3:21pm
Yours would be right if it read 5 less seven times x. But it does not say that. See Writeteachers comment.

For any number n, there exists a number 1/n such that n* 1/n=1

example: Find the multiplicative inverse of 7.93

7.93 ( MI)=1

MI=1/7.93= .126103405...

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