How do you find the reciprocal of 12?

3 Answers
Mar 29, 2018

Answer:

#1/12#

Explanation:

A reciprocal is just 1 over the number

Mar 29, 2018

Answer:

#1/12#

Explanation:

#"the reciprocal of any number n is "1/n#

#rArr"reciprocal of 12 is "1/12#

#"note that "12xx1/12=1larrcolor(blue)"property of reciprocal"#

Mar 29, 2018

Answer:

#1/12#.

Explanation:

A reciprocal of a number is a number which, if multiplied by the original number, the product is 1.

Let's assume the reciprocal is #x#.

So, According to the Question,

#color(white)(xxx)x xx 12 = 1# [That's what the definition says.]

#rArr x = 1/12# [Divide Both sides By #12#].

So, We found our reciprocal.

So, To find a reciprocal, just divide #1# by the number you need to find the reciprocal of, and you have the grand prize.

Hope this helps.