Using Reciprocals

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Taught by MrA
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you will learn about using reciprocals to solve equations. A reciprocal is simply a number with the numerator and denominator flipped around, and it is used to multiply instead of dividing by a fraction. The lesson covers examples of finding reciprocals, as well as using them to solve equations by multiplying both sides of the equation by the reciprocal of the fraction. The lesson also emphasizes the importance of using reciprocals instead of dividing by fractions to avoid potential errors.

Lesson Description:

Learn what a reciprocal is and how to use them to solve equations.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What does it mean to divide by a fraction?
  • What is a reciprocal?
  • How do you use reciprocals?
  • How do you solve equations using reciprocals?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    Great for learning about reciprocals and why it is important to use them. Many example problems are done in this video. A very good tutorial if you cannot seem to solve equations correctly, or if you have trouble trying to divide by fractions.