Reciprocal of 3/8

What is the reciprocal of 3/8? Here we will define reciprocal of 3/8, and show you how to calculate the reciprocal of 3/8 in fraction form and decimal form.

The reciprocal of 3/8 is a fraction or a number that when multiplied by 3/8 is equal to 1. To get the reciprocal of 3/8 based on that definition, we can make the following equation where "R" is the reciprocal of 3/8.

(3/8) × R = 1

When we solve for R, we get the answer to the reciprocal of 3/8 as a fraction as follows:

(3/8) × R = 1
R = 8/3
Reciprocal of 3/8 = 8/3

You can check that the answer is correct by confirming that 3/8 times the reciprocal of 3/8 is equal to 1, like this:

3/8 × 8/3 = 1

To find the decimal answer to the reciprocal of 3/8, you divide the numerator of the reciprocal by the demoninator of the reciprocal, like this:

8 ÷ 3 ≈ 2.666666666667
Reciprocal of 3/8 ≈ 2.666666666667

Tip: As you may have inferred from our tutorial above, you can quickly get the reciprocal of any fraction, such as 3/8, by switching the numerator and the denominator.

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