the reciprocal of 2 is 1/2 and the reciprocal of 3/8 is 8/3

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To find the reciprocal of a number or fraction, just flip the numerator and denominator. Whole numbers are always over 1.
2 = [latex] \frac{2}{1} [/latex]
The reciprocal of [latex] \frac{2}{1} = \frac{1}{2} [/latex] or .5 (one-half)
The reciprocal of [latex] \frac{3}{8} = \frac{8}{3} [/latex]