# How do you find the reciprocal of 2.5?

Dec 19, 2016

$\frac{2}{5} , 0.4$

#### Explanation:

the reciprocal of a number is what the number needs to be multiplied by to become 1.

in other words, it is 1 divided by a number.

reciprocal of $x$ = $\frac{1}{x}$

to find the reciprocal of 2.5, divide 1 by 2.5:

$\frac{1}{2.5}$

$= \frac{10}{25}$

$= \frac{2}{5}$

converted to a decimal, this is $0.4$.