# How do you find the reciprocal of 12?

Mar 29, 2018

$\frac{1}{12}$

#### Explanation:

A reciprocal is just 1 over the number

Mar 29, 2018

$\frac{1}{12}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{the reciprocal of any number n is } \frac{1}{n}$

$\Rightarrow \text{reciprocal of 12 is } \frac{1}{12}$

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Mar 29, 2018

$\frac{1}{12}$.

#### 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,

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\times x} x \times 12 = 1$ [That's what the definition says.]

$\Rightarrow x = \frac{1}{12}$ [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.