If a is a fraction, then we can find the reciprocal of a by switching the numerator and the denominator.
Example: Name the property or operation used in each step when solving 206 = 11x + 96:

206 = 11x + 96Given

206  96 = 11x + 96  96Subtraction Property of Equality

110 = 11x + 0Subtraction

110 = 11xAdditive Identity Property

= Division Property of Equality

10 = 1xDivision

10 = xMultiplicative Identity Property

x = 10Symmetric Property