## anonymous one year ago What is the reciprocal of 1 1/2?

1. anonymous

I just can't figure this out..

2. jim_thompson5910

1 & 1/2 = 1 + 1/2 = 2/2 + 1/2 = ???

3. anonymous

umm I dunno I suck at math

4. jim_thompson5910

add the numerators, keep the common denominator (2) the same

5. anonymous

Okay..

6. jim_thompson5910

what do you get?

7. anonymous

None of it :\

8. jim_thompson5910

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9. jim_thompson5910

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10. jim_thompson5910

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11. jim_thompson5910

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12. anonymous

I'm sorry I still don't understand I am doing a test and need an answer..Will you please tell me

13. jim_thompson5910

14. anonymous

15. jim_thompson5910

you should find that $\Large \frac{2+1}{2} = \frac{3}{2}$ I'm sure you know how to take the reciprocal of that

16. anonymous

2/3

17. anonymous

18. jim_thompson5910

yes

19. anonymous

Thank you