Math Basics


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).


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