Definition of

Reciprocal

Reciprocal
To get the reciprocal of a number, just divide 1 by the number

Example: the reciprocal of 2 is 1/2 (half)

Every number has a reciprocal except 0 (1/0 is undefined)

The reciprocal is shown as 1/x, or x-1

If you multiply a number by its reciprocal you get 1

Example: 3 times 1/3 equals 1

Also called the "Multiplicative Inverse"

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