What is the reciprocal of 5/8?

Mar 8, 2018

It's $- \frac{8}{5}$

Explanation:

Since the word "reciprocal" means the opposite, all you have to do is flip the fraction and reverse it.

i.e. $\frac{1}{2} x = 2$

Multiply both sides by the reciprocal to get x alone.

So, $\frac{2}{1} \cdot \frac{1}{2}$

And $\frac{2}{1} \cdot 2$

So, $x = 4$