# How do you write the phrase "the sum of one-half and the reciprocal of two-thirds" as a mathematical expression?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 7, 2016

# 1/2 + 3/2#

#### Explanation:

The reciprocal of any number say , n ,is

# 1/n# example : the reciprocal of 2

# color(black)(" is ") 1/2 # here the reciprocal of

# 2/3color(black)(" is ") 1/(2/3) = 1 xx 3/2 = 3/2# hence

# 1/2 + 3/2 ( = 2 ) #