**Definition of Reciprocal**

- If the product of two numbers is 1, then the two numbers are said to be reciprocals of each other.
- In other words, a reciprocal is the multiplicative inverse of a number.
- The reciprocal of ‘a’ is
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**Examples of Reciprocal**

- Consider .

9 is the reciprocal of

is the reciprocal of 9.

- The following are few examples of reciprocals.

**Solved Example on Reciprocal**

Find the reciprocal of

Choices:

A.

B.

C. 5 × 2

D. 1

Correct Answer: A

Solution:

Step 1:The reciprocal of is . [Interchange numerator and denominator of ]

**Related Terms for Reciprocal**

- Product
- Multiplicative Inverse