## Math Basics## Fractions |

## What is the reciprocal of a number? |

The reciprocal of a number is obtained when a given number is divided into 1: the results are called the reciprocal of that number. For example, the reciprocal of 6 is 1 divided by 6, or 1/6. Reciprocals come in most handy when dividing fractions (see above to learn more about dividing fractions).