To find the reciprocal, divide by the number given.

Convert to an improper fraction.

A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.

Add and .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator.

Multiply by .

Find the Reciprocal 2 1/2