# How do you find the reciprocal of 1/22?

Feb 20, 2017

Flip the number upside down. The numerator becomes the denominator and the denominator becomes numerator.

#### Explanation:

$\frac{1}{22}$ becomes $\frac{22}{1}$ as the reciprocal .

$\frac{1}{22} \times \frac{22}{1} = 1$

A number multiplied by its reciprocal is always equal to 1 .

(The reciprocal is also called the multiplicative inverse.)

Feb 20, 2017

You just have to flip $\setminus \frac{1}{22}$ which gives you 22. When you multiply $\setminus \frac{1}{22}$ and 22, you must get 1.