Reciprocal of a Fraction

Fractions

A Fraction (such as 2/3) has two numbers:

Numerator: the top number

Denominator: the bottom number

We call the top number the Numerator, it is the number of parts we have.

We call the bottom number the Denominator, it is the number of parts the whole is divided into.

Reciprocal of a Fraction

To get the reciprocal of a fraction, just swap over the Numerator and Denominator.

Examples

FractionReciprocal
Fraction 1Reciprocal 1
Fraction 2Reciprocal 2
Fraction 3Reciprocal 3

Multiplying a Fraction by its Reciprocal

When we multiply a fraction by its reciprocal we get 1:

Example

Multiplying Reciprocal

Reciprocal of a Mixed Fraction

How to find the reciprocal of a Mixed Fraction?

  • convert it to an Improper Fraction
  • swap over the Numerator and Denominator

Example

The reciprocal of Reciprocal Example is?

Reciprocal Example 2

the answer is Reciprocal Example 3

Learn More

Reciprocal of Number

Decimals, Fractions, and Percentages

Convert Percents to Fractions

Convert Decimals to Fractions

Numbers Index

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