What is a Reciprocal? - Definition & Examples


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What is a reciprocal?

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1. If you take the reciprocal of 4, and then take the reciprocal of your answer, what do you get?

2. If you multiply a number by its reciprocal, what is the result?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can expect to be examined on subjects regarding reciprocals, such as what they are, what they do, and their relationship to decimals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In other words, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of a reciprocal
  • What a reciprocal of a reciprocal is
  • The result of multiplying a number by its reciprocal
  • A number that doesn't have a reciprocal
  • Reciprocals converted to decimals

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding basic principles of reciprocals
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding numbers that do and don't have reciprocals
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on reciprocals

Additional Learning

By reading our affiliated lesson by the name of What is a Reciprocal? - Definition & Examples, you'll have a chance to learn an even greater amount about this quiz/worksheet's content. Topics covered by this lesson will include:

  • What exactly a reciprocal is
  • Examples of reciprocals in different forms
  • Features of reciprocals
  • What you can do with reciprocals