Multiplicative Inverse

Multiplicative Inverse is Another name for Reciprocal.

What you multiply by a number to get 1

Example

7 × (1/7) = 1

In other words:

When we multiply a number by its “Multiplicative Inverse” we get 1.

But not when the number is 0 because 1/0 is undefined!

More Examples of Multiplicative Inverse

NumberMultiplicative inverse
21/2
31/3
51/5
1/44/1 = 4
1/77/1 = 7
1/1111/1 = 11
2/33/2
3/44/3
4/77/4

Learn More

Reciprocal of Number

Reciprocal of a Fraction

Additive Inverse

Inverse Operation

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