A **reciprocal** in mathematics is the inverse of a number such that when the number and its inverse are multiplied, the result is 1.

For example, the **reciprocal** of 5 is 1/5th, or 0.20. The reciprocal of 100 is 1/100th, or 1%.

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# Reciprocal

A **reciprocal** in mathematics is the inverse of a number such that when the number and its inverse are multiplied, the result is 1.

For example, the **reciprocal** of 5 is 1/5th, or 0.20. The reciprocal of 100 is 1/100th, or 1%.