Inverse Properties
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Definition of Inverse Operation
Inverse Properties state that when a number is combined with its inverse, it is equal to its identity.
More About Inverse Operation
 There are two types of inverses of a number: Additive Inverse and Multiplicative Inverse.
 ` a` is said to be additive inverse of `a` if a + ( a) = 0.
 `1/a` is said to be multiplicative Inverse of `a` if .
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Example of Inverse Operation

The additive inverse of 54 is  54 because if a is a real number, then the additive inverse of a is  also that a + ( a) = 0.
Solved Example on Inverse Operation
Ques: Find the multiplicative inverse of 7.
Choices:
A.  7B. 7
C.1/7
D. √7
Correct Answer: C
Solution:

Step 1: Multiplicative inverse of a number is the reciprocal of the number.
Step 2: Reciprocal of 7 is 1/7.
Step 3: 7 × 1/7 = 1.
Step 4: So, the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7.
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