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The following diagram shows how to get the reciprocal of a fraction, whole number and mixed number. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on using reciprocals.


The reciprocal of a fraction is a fraction obtained by switching the values in the numerator and the denominator of the given fraction.

The reciprocal of

The reciprocal of

The reciprocal of or 8.

To get the reciprocal of a mixed number, first convert to improper fraction and then invert, for example:

The reciprocal of is Any number multiplied by its reciprocal will always be 1, for example:

What is a reciprocal?
In mathematics, a reciprocal is simply a fraction that has been flipped upside-down. The following video will show how to find the reciprocal of fractions.

How to find the reciprocal of a whole number?
In math, reciprocals are the number needed to multiply by a fraction to get an answer of one. This video shows how to find the reciprocal of a whole number.

What is reciprocal math?
Reciprocal math is simply math that involves the use of reciprocals, which are fractions that are flipped over. This video shows how to use reciprocals when dividing by a fraction and when solving an algebraic equation with a coefficient that is fraction.

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