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# The reciprocal of ______ does not exist.

**Solution:**

We have to find the __number__ for which reciprocal does not exist.

Reciprocal means an expression which when multiplied by another expression, gives unity (1) as a result.

The __reciprocal__ of any quantity is, one divided by that quantity.

Now, consider the number zero

Reciprocal of zero = 1/0 = undefined

Therefore, the reciprocal of zero does not exist.

**✦ Try This: **Find the reciprocal of 1/5

Given, the number is 1/5

We have to find the reciprocal of the given number.

Reciprocal of 1/5 = 1/(1/5)

= 5

Therefore, the reciprocal of 1/5 is 5.

**☛ Also Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 9

**NCERT Exemplar Class 7 Maths Chapter 8 Problem 36**

## The reciprocal of ______ does not exist.

**Summary:**

The reciprocal of zero does not exist

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