Reciprocal of a Mixed Number
Date: 06/01/99 at 18:43:42 From: Jake Ekola Subject: Reciprocals What is the reciprocal of 6 and 1/3? I switched the fraction to 3/1 but I'm not sure what to do with the whole number.
Date: 06/01/99 at 23:13:08 From: Doctor Peterson Subject: Reciprocals Hi, Jake. Before you can take the reciprocal of a number, you have to write it as a single fraction. So convert 6 1/3 to an improper fraction, then turn that upside down. The reciprocal of 1/3 will have little to do with the answer. - Doctor Peterson, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
Search the Dr. Math Library:
Ask Dr. MathTM
© 1994-2013 The Math Forum