Reciprocal Calculator

Reciprocal means an expression that when multiplied by another expression, gives 1 as a result. The reciprocal of any quantity is, one divided by that quantity. For any number ‘a’, the reciprocal will be 1/a or a-1.

The reciprocal of 20 = 1/20, 20 is the number then 1/20 is the reciprocal of the number 20

 

Explanation of Reciprocal Calculator

How to find the reciprocal of a number?

  1. Reciprocal of an integer/number

  2. Reciprocal of a fraction

  3. Reciprocal of the whole number

Reciprocal of an integer/number

To find the reciprocal of an integer/number, we divide 1 by the number

e.g., the reciprocal of 45 is 1/45

Reciprocal of a fraction

To find the reciprocal of a fractional number, we just replace the positions of the numerator and denominator with each other.

e.g., the reciprocal of p/q is q/p

Reciprocal of the whole number

The reciprocal of the whole number can be found by the following method.

Firstly, we multiply the whole number with the denominator and add their result with the numerator, then change the position of the numerator and denominator as we have done in the above section (Reciprocal of a fraction).  e.g., the reciprocal of 4 (5/2) is 2/13.

Note:

To work with fractions, we have made a Fraction Calculator.

Examples

Example 1

Find the reciprocal of 25.

Given data

number = 25

To Find

reciprocal of 25 = ?

Solution

By using the formula listed below, you can find the reciprocal.

x = 1/x

Putting values in the formula:

25 = 1/25

Example 2

Find the reciprocal of the number 6 (20/25)?

Given data

number = 6 (20/25)

To Find

the reciprocal of 6 (20/25) = ?

Solution

The number given is in the form of the whole number, so we solve it according to the whole number section (Reciprocal of a whole number)

6 (20/25) = 150/25

Now, change the positions of the numerator and denominator with each other.

6 (20/25) = 150/25 = 25/150

How to use the Reciprocal Calculator?

The steps to use the reciprocal calculator are as follows:

Step 1: Select any input method first.

Step 2: Enter any number in the second required input.

Step 3: The calculator will automatically display an answer on the screen.

Calculator use

To find the reciprocal of any number, you can use our reciprocal calculator. Just enter the required values, and the answer will be shown in the output field.