## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

For example, $2\times\frac{1}{2}$
The multiplicative inverse property holds that $a\times\frac{1}{a}=0$. In other words, this property tells us that the product of a real number and its reciprocal will be equal to 1. For this example, we can choose any number for $a$. Say $a=2$, this property holds that $2\times\frac{1}{2}=1$