Multiplicative Inverse

The number that when multiplied by the original number will result in a product of one.

The multiplicative inverse of a number b , (notated by 1/b or b-1 ) is the number that when multiplied by b will equal 1. That is, b x 1/b = 1.

Every number except for zero has a multiplicative inverse.


See also: Multiplicative Identity.

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Subjects: Algebra