# What is a reciprocal of a number?

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## What is a reciprocal of a number?

The reciprocal or multiplicative inverse of a number x is the number which, when multiplied by x , gives 1 . So, the product of a number and its reciprocal is 1 . (This is sometimes called the property of reciprocals .) Example 1: 3×13=1.

**Which of the following is the reciprocal of the reciprocal of a natural number?**

Step-by-step explanation: The reciprocal of a number is 1 divided by the number. The reciprocal of a number is also called its multiplicative inverse. The product of a number and its reciprocal is 1. …

### What is a reciprocal of 1?

1

Multiplicative inverse of a number is a number which when multiplied with the original number produces 1. Therefore, the reciprocal of 1 is 1.

**What is the reciprocal of 7/8 as a fraction?**

87

The reciprocal of 78 is 87 , which is 78 flipped so that the numerator becomes the…

## What is a reciprocal of 4?

The reciprocal of 4 is 1/4. By definition, the reciprocal of a number a/b is b/a.

**How do you find the reciprocal of a whole number?**

To find the reciprocal of any number, just calculate “1 ÷ (that number).”. For a fraction, the reciprocal is just a different fraction, with the numbers “flipped” upside down (inverted). For instance, the reciprocal of 3/4 is 4/3. Any number times its reciprocal will give you 1.

### Which number has no reciprocal?

Zero have no reciprocal 1 Thank You Meghna Thapar 1 year, 6 months ago 0 (zero) is the rational number which does not have a reciprocal.

**Does every number have a reciprocal?**

The reciprocal of a number is: 1 divided by the number. Examples: • the reciprocal of 2 is 1/2 (half) • the reciprocal of 10 is 1/10 (=0.1) Every number has a reciprocal except 0 (1/0 is undefined) The reciprocal can be shown with a little “-1” like this: 1/x = x-1.

## Does the number 1 have a reciprocal?

The reciprocal of 1 is 1. The number 0 does not have a reciprocal because the product of any number and 0 equals 0. The reciprocals of a number is sometimes called the Multiplicative Inverse of the number. The product of a negative number and its reciprocal equals 1.