Reciprocal of 1/2

What is the reciprocal of 1/2? Here we will define reciprocal of 1/2, and show you how to calculate the reciprocal of 1/2 in fraction form and decimal form.

The reciprocal of 1/2 is a fraction or a number that when multiplied by 1/2 is equal to 1. To get the reciprocal of 1/2 based on that definition, we can make the following equation where "R" is the reciprocal of 1/2.

(1/2) × R = 1

When we solve for R, we get the answer to the reciprocal of 1/2 as a fraction as follows:

(1/2) × R = 1
R = 2/1
Reciprocal of 1/2 = 2/1

You can check that the answer is correct by confirming that 1/2 times the reciprocal of 1/2 is equal to 1, like this:

1/2 × 2/1 = 1

To find the decimal answer to the reciprocal of 1/2, you divide the numerator of the reciprocal by the demoninator of the reciprocal, like this:

2 ÷ 1 = 2
Reciprocal of 1/2 = 2

Tip: As you may have inferred from our tutorial above, you can quickly get the reciprocal of any fraction, such as 1/2, by switching the numerator and the denominator.

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