## Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.7 Dividing Fractions - 2.7 Exercises - Page 164: 1

Reciprocal

#### Work Step by Step

When you invert or flip a fraction, you have the reciprocal of the fraction. Remember, that the product of a number $a$ and its reciprocal is 1. Therefore, the reciprocal of $a$ must be $\frac{1}{a}$ (which is just $a$ flipped), so that $a\times\frac{1}{a}=1$.

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