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## 6th grade (Illustrative Mathematics)

### Unit 4: Lesson 2

Lesson 10: Dividing by unit and non-unit fractions

# Meaning of the reciprocal

The reciprocal answers the question, "How many groups of ___ are in 1?" What patterns do reciprocals follow? Created by Sal Khan.

## Want to join the conversation?

• I don't really think I understand
• All you do is switch the numerator and denumerator for example 4/6 is switched to 6/4.
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• This is very easy very good tutorial
• I don't get it, what does reciprocals mean please?
• The reciprocal is simply just the fraction but flipped upside down, so 2/3 will become 3/2, hope it answered your question!
• hello its really fun
• Reciprocals are basically the opposite for example if we put a fraction like this 6/7 the reciprocal would be 7/6.
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• Khan Academy helps a lot in my studies.
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• k but the should go in tips and thx 😑
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