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 1/a
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
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Solved Example on Reciprocal
Ques: Find the reciprocal of 2/5
Correct Answer: A
Step 1: The reciprocal of2/5 is 5/2. [Interchange numerator and denominator of 2/5]