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Checking Answers Using an Inverse Operation: Multiplying or Dividing

In this worksheet, students check answers by carrying out an inverse operation.

'Checking Answers Using an Inverse Operation: Multiplying or Dividing' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Relationships Between Operations

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, you must use an inverse or opposite operation.


It is easy to make mistakes when using a calculator. 

Check your answers using an inverse operation.


Remember that MULTIPLYING and DIVIDING are inverses.


Example 1:    741 × 34 = 25194
Check:    25194 ÷ 34 = 741
Example 2:    8526 ÷ 29 = 294
Check:    294 × 29 = 8526
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