# How to Find the Reciprocal of a Fraction

## Finding the Reciprocal of a Fraction

To find the reciprocal of a fraction, turn the fraction upside down.

Make the numerator the denominator, and the denominator the numerator.

## How to Find the Reciprocal of a Fraction

### Question

What is the reciprocal of the fraction below?

### Step-by-Step:

# 1

Make the numerator of the fraction the denominator of the reciprocal. In our example, the numerator of the fraction is 3.

# 2

Make the denominator of the fraction the numerator of the reciprocal. In our example, the denominator of the fraction is 5.

### Answer:

We have found the reciprocal of the fraction:

## Finding the Reciprocal of a Mixed Fraction

The method above can be used to find the reciprocal of proper and improper fractions, but cannot immediately be applied to mixed fractions.

Mixed fractions must first be converted to improper fractions before the method can be applied.

### Question

What is the reciprocal of the mixed fraction below?

### Step-by-Step:

*Add a preliminary step*.

*The method then continues as before*.

# 1

Make the numerator of the fraction the denominator of the reciprocal. In our example, the numerator of the fraction is 11.

# 2

Make the denominator of the fraction the numerator of the reciprocal. In our example, the denominator of the fraction is 3.

### Answer:

We have found the reciprocal of the fraction: