What is the reciprocal of a number?
The word reciprocal has its roots in Latin as the word “reciprocus” meaning “returning”.
Answer: The reciprocal of a number x can be written as 1/x. Also, the product of a number and its reciprocal is equal to 1.
Let us understand the term reciprocal.
In other words, we can also say that the reciprocal of a number is; 1 divided by that number.
For example, Reciprocal of 7 = 1 ÷ 7 = 1/7
Reciprocal is a number that when multiplied to the given number gives the product 1.
Especially in the case of fractions, to find the reciprocal of a fraction, interchange the numerator and denominator.
For example, the reciprocal of 7/10 is 10/7
Note: Reciprocal is another word for the multiplicative inverse.