Inverse Operation

Definition of Inverse Operation

Two operations are said to be Inverse to each other if one operation undoes the effect of the other operation.

More About Inverse Operation

  • Addition and subtraction are inverse operations of each other.
  • Multiplication and division are inverse operations of each other.

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Example of Inverse Operation

    The inverse operation of "10 + 9 = 19" is "19 9 = 10", or vice-versa.
    The inverse operation of "7 9 = 63" is "63 9 = 7", or vice-versa.

Solved Example on Inverse Operation

Ques: Identify the inverse operation for 14 4 = 56.

    Choices:
    A. 56 4 = 14
    B. 56 4 = 14
    C. 14 4 = 56
    D. 56 - 4 = 14
    Correct Answer: A

Solution:

    Step 1: The inverse operation of 14 4 = 56 is 56 4 = 14 and 56 14 = 4.
    Step 2: Here, 56 4 = 14 is the correct answer.