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what does "reciprocal quantity" mean?

In mathematics or anything in life, what does reciprocal quantity exactly mean? 1/100 yeah ok.. That doesn't tell me much

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1 / 100 is the reciprocal of 100. 1 / x is the reciprocal of x. 1 divided by any number except zero is the reciprocal of that number.

The reciprocal of a number n is that number that, when multiplied by n, yields the multiplicative identity (1).