## MULTIPLICATIVEINVERSE

### Multiplicative inverse

In mathematics, a**multiplicative inverse**or

**reciprocal**for a number

*x*, denoted by 1/

*x*or

*x*

^{−1}, is a number which when multiplied by

*x*yields the multiplicative identity, 1. The multiplicative inverse of a fraction

*a*/

*b*is

*b*/

*a*. For the multiplicative inverse of a real number, divide 1 by the number. For example, the reciprocal of 5 is one fifth, and the reciprocal of 0.25 is 1 divided by 0.25, or 4. The

**reciprocal function**, the function

*f*that maps

*x*to 1/

*x*, is one of the simplest examples of a function which is its own inverse .

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### multiplicative inverse

#### Noun

- the element with respect to ; the

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