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Reciprocal Fraction
What Is A Reciprocal Fraction?
The
Reciprocal
or inverse of
Fraction
^{numerator}
/
_{denominator}
is
^{denominator}
/
_{numerator}
. A simple example - the reciprocal fraction of
^{3}
/
_{7}
is
^{7}
/
_{3}
.
As you can see, a reciprocal of a fraction is just flipping the numerator and denominator. More facts about this type of fraction:
Any
Fraction
with a numerator with a value of zero has no reciprocal.
Example: the value of fraction
^{0}
/
_{3}
is zero. If we take the reciprocal
^{3}
/
_{0}
, we know a fraction with a denominator of zero is undefined.
The product of a fraction and its reciprocal is always one with exception of a denominator of zero.
Here is an example:
^{3}
/
_{5}
×
^{5}
/
_{3}
=
^{15}
/
_{15}
= 1.
The reciprocal of any
Integer
is
^{1}
/
_{Integer}
with exception of the number zero. Let's use the number 10 as an example; the reciprocal is
^{1}
/
_{10}
.
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