What is the product of a number and its reciprocal?
Reciprocal can simply be defined as the inverse of a number or a value. The multiplicative inverse is a commonly-used term for reciprocal.
Answer: The product of a number and its reciprocal is 1.
Let us understand this with the following explanation.
The reciprocal of a number 'a' is '1/a'.
Therefore, the product of 'a' and its reciprocal gives:
=a × (1/a)
Thus, the product of a number and its reciprocal is 1.