A reciprocal is 1 divided by a number.
So, the reciprocal of x is 1/x.
The reciprocal of 2 is 1/2 is 0.5
The reciprocal of 9 is 1/9 is 0.111111111111
The reciprocal of 0.5 is 1/0.5 is 2.
To divide one by a number is called 'taking the reciprocal.'
If you have a fraction, taking the reciprocal is fairly easy: simply 'flip' it. I.e., put the numerator in the denominator, and the denominator in the numerator.
The reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2
The reciprocal of 7/8 is 8/7
The reciprocal of 1/4 is 4 (/1).
The technical mathematical definition of the reciprocal of x is: "The number which, when multiplied by x, gives one."
What does reciprocal mean in fractions
1/a is the reciprocal of a
Flip is the technical term for a reciprocal. (The reciprocal of 3/4 is 4/3)
Usually the same as reciprocal. The inverse of 3/4 is 4/3
-My teacher likes for us to use math terms, such as reciprocal, in class.
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A reciprocal is useful to know in math because to divide fractions, you must multiply by the second fraction's reciprocal. For example: 2/3 divided by 4/7 is the same as 2/3 times 7/4.
The reciprocal is the "multiplicative inverse". This means 1 divided by the number. The reciprocal of 2 is 1/2, the reciprocal of 5 is 1/5, etc.
The reciprocal of a number is: 1 divided by the number. Example: the reciprocal of 2 is 1/2 and 5 is 1/5..
Either it is an expression yelled by a teacher when something goes wrong, or it is an alternative term for "to find the reciprocal of". For example, the reciprocal of 3/4 is equal to 4/3 - you have "flipped" the fraction around.
If you mean 2/3 then the reciprocal is 3/2
The reciprocal of any non-zero number is one divided by that number. The reciprocal of 0 is not defined. For example, if R(x) represents the reciprocal of x, then R(6) = 1/6 R(5/7) = 1 / (5/7) = 1*(7/5) = 7/5 R(x) = 1/x