How to find reciprocal of a whole number?
An inverse of whole number is the reciprocal of a whole number. Any whole number is a rational number. For example, number 5 can be written as 5/1. So the reciprocal of a number is 1/5.
How to find reciprocal of a fraction?
An inverse of a fraction is a reciprocal of a fraction. In other words, flipping the numerator and denominator provides the reciprocal of fraction. For example, the reciprocal of fraction 3/5 is 5/3.
How to find reciprocal of a mixed number?
Unlike reciprocal of fractions or whole number, reciprocal of a mixed number requires an additional step to convert the mixed number as an irregular fraction. The inverse of this irregular fraction is a reciprocal of mixed number. For example, 1 1/2 should be converted to its equivalent irregular fraction, so 1 1/2 becomes 3/2. The inverse of 3/2 is a reciprocal of 1 1/2, therefore 2/3 is a reciprocal of 1 1/2.
How to find the reciprocal of a negative number?
An inverse of negative number is the reciprocal of a negative number. Any integer is a rational number. For example, number -9 can be written as -9/1. So the reciprocal of a negative number is -1/9. The sign never change due to flipping of numerator and denominator of a fraction.
How to find the reciprocal of a negative fraction?
An inverse of a fraction is a reciprocal of a negative fraction. For example, the reciprocal of fraction -4/7 is -7/4. The sign never change due to flipping of numerator and denominator of a fraction.
How to find reciprocal of a decimal number?
The decimal number need to be converted as an equivalent fraction. An inverse of fraction is a reciprocal of decimal number. For example, to find reciprocal of 0.5, find the equivalent fraction for 0.5. The decimal number 0.5 can be written as 0.5/1. Therefore, the simplified fraction for 0.5/1 becomes 1/2. An inverse of 1/2 is 2, so the reciprocal of decimal number 0.5 is 2.
What is the reciprocal of 0?
Reciprocal of a whole number will be 1 divided by the number and for 0 it is 1 divided by 0 which results infinity (∞).
What is the reciprocal of 2/3?
Reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2 which can be also written as 1 1/2 (mixed number form) or 1.5 (decimal form)