**Reciprocal Of A Fraction**

Reciprocals are used when dividing fractions.

To find the reciprocal of a fraction, flip it over, so that

the numerator becomes the denominator and the

denominator becomes the numerator. This is called

inverting the fraction.

Example: The reciprocal of 6/8 is 8/6

In the case of a whole number, think of it as having a

denominator of 1:

Example: The reciprocal of 7 is 1/7.

Reciprocal of a mixed number or mixed Fraction

Change the mixed number into an improper fraction then invert

(flip it over). example

A fraction multiply by its reciprocal, the product (answer) is 1 Example:

Every number has a reciprocal except for 0.