# Reciprocal of a Number Calculator

Reciprocal of
Fraction
Reciprocal of 8/7
=7/8
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## Work with steps - Reciprocal of 8/7

Question:
Write the reciprocal of 8/7
Steps
swap over the numerator and denominator to get the reciprocal of fraction
Reciprocal of 87 =78
Reciprocal ofReciprocal
1/22/1
2/33/2
31 /3
51 /5
21 /2
81 /8
61 /6
11 /1
41 /4
71 /7
1/44/1
91 /9
3/55/3
3/44/3
101 /10
131 /13
1/33/1
121 /12
2/55/2
4/55/4
Reciprocal of a number calculator that shows work to find the inverse value of given fraction, mixed number or whole number. The step-by-step calculation help parents to assist their kids studying 4th, 5th or 6th grade to verify the work and answers of reciprocal of a number homework and assignment problems in pre-algebra or in number and operations for fractions (NF) of common core state standards (CCSS) for mathematics.

How to find reciprocal of a whole number?
An inverse of whole number is the reciprocal of a whole number. Any whole number is a rational number. For example, number 5 can be written as 5/1. So the reciprocal of a number is 1/5.

How to find reciprocal of a fraction?
An inverse of a fraction is a reciprocal of a fraction. In other words, flipping the numerator and denominator provides the reciprocal of fraction. For example, the reciprocal of fraction 3/5 is 5/3.

How to find reciprocal of a mixed number?
Unlike reciprocal of fractions or whole number, reciprocal of a mixed number requires an additional step to convert the mixed number as an irregular fraction. The inverse of this irregular fraction is a reciprocal of mixed number. For example, 1 1/2 should be converted to its equivalent irregular fraction, so 1 1/2 becomes 3/2. The inverse of 3/2 is a reciprocal of 1 1/2, therefore 2/3 is a reciprocal of 1 1/2.

How to find the reciprocal of a negative number?
An inverse of negative number is the reciprocal of a negative number. Any integer is a rational number. For example, number -9 can be written as -9/1. So the reciprocal of a negative number is -1/9. The sign never change due to flipping of numerator and denominator of a fraction.

How to find the reciprocal of a negative fraction?
An inverse of a fraction is a reciprocal of a negative fraction. For example, the reciprocal of fraction -4/7 is -7/4. The sign never change due to flipping of numerator and denominator of a fraction.

How to find reciprocal of a decimal number?
The decimal number need to be converted as an equivalent fraction. An inverse of fraction is a reciprocal of decimal number. For example, to find reciprocal of 0.5, find the equivalent fraction for 0.5. The decimal number 0.5 can be written as 0.5/1. Therefore, the simplified fraction for 0.5/1 becomes 1/2. An inverse of 1/2 is 2, so the reciprocal of decimal number 0.5 is 2.

What is the reciprocal of 0?
Reciprocal of a whole number will be 1 divided by the number and for 0 it is 1 divided by 0 which results infinity (∞).

What is the reciprocal of 2/3?
Reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2 which can be also written as 1 1/2 (mixed number form) or 1.5 (decimal form)