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# Reciprocal

## 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

### Examples of Reciprocal

The real part of a complex number Z is denoted as Re (Z).

Consider 9x1/9 = 1

9 is the reciprocal of 1/9

1/9 is the reciprocal of 9.

The following are few examples of reciprocals

3.2, 1/32

√6, 1/√6

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### Solved Example on Reciprocal

**Ques:** Find the reciprocal of 2/5

##### Choices:

- A. 5/2
- B. 2/5
- C. 5x2
- D. 1

Correct Answer: A

#### Solution:

- Step 1: The reciprocal of2/5 is 5/2. [Interchange numerator and denominator of 2/5]