# 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.

**Explanation:**

The reciprocal of a number 'a' is '1/a'.

Therefore, the product of 'a' and its reciprocal gives:

=a × (1/a)

=a/a

=1