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.

Examples 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

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.

Related Terms for Inverse Operation

  • Addition
  • Division
  • Multiplication
  • Operation
  • Opposites
  • Subtraction