OpenStudy (anonymous):

What is the reciprocal of 1/5 ? A. –5 B. -1/5 C. 1/5 D. 5

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Remember what we just did? Reciproca l means "flipped"

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

multiplicative inverse

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Reciprocal

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

yes

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

for a reciprocal is 1/a

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

So flip 1/5 and what do you get?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

for b it is 1/b

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

@studyislandhelp, if for 1/10 the reciprocal would be 10, what would the reciprocal be for 5?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

For example, the reciprocal of 1/10 would be 10. Now just apply that to your problem. Reciprocal means flipped (Or inverse)

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

@GABI_J thats creepy how we have the same example lol.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

yes, kind of, .... we're all working on the same. You want to find a reciprocal of a number, lets say it is x, so you would put it over 1. lets say it is 1/7, then what you would do is|dw:1382975702862:dw| aplly this to 1/5

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