With which number will you multiply 5 so that you get the result 1?

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lemjay eNotes educator| Certified Educator

To solve, use the inverse property of multiplication, which states that the product of the number and its reciprocal is 1.

So the number that should be multiplied with 5 in order to have a product of 1 is 1/5.

To check, multiply 5 and 1/5.

`5 * 1/5 = 1`

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Answer: `1/5` ` `

kainaat18 | Student

Right! Thanks all of you.

cheezea | Student

Let the number be x. 

   5x = 1

Therefore x = 1/5

showrjoe1 | Student

It must be a fraction, 1/5.