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Inverse Operations: Which One Works?

In this worksheet, students choose the correct inverse operation to return to the original number in a calculation.

'Inverse Operations: Which One Works?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Number

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Relationships Between Operations

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This simple worksheet is about inverses or opposites.

Example:

An inverse operation takes you back to your original number.


So, subtraction is the inverse of addition and vice versa.

     29 + 17 = 46.
     46 - 17 = 29.

and division is the inverse of multiplication.

     13 × 4 = 52.
     52 ÷ 4 = 13.

Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

131 − 119 = 12

Inverse operation: _______

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Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

262 × 647 = 169514

Inverse operation: _______

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Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

805 − 491 = 314

Inverse operation: _______

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Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

593 × 952 = 564536

Inverse operation: _______

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Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

437 × 477 = 208449

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Using your calculator, decide what single operation would take you back to our original number.

4577 ÷ 199 = 23

Inverse operation: _______

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Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

930 + 549 = 1479

Inverse operation: _______

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Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

311 × 995 = 309445

Inverse operation: _______

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Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

840 + 290 = 1130

Inverse operation: _______

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Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

11520 ÷ 45 = 256

Inverse operation: _______

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  • Question 1

Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

131 − 119 = 12

Inverse operation: _______

CORRECT ANSWER
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EDDIE SAYS
119 + 12 = 131
  • Question 2

Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

262 × 647 = 169514

Inverse operation: _______

CORRECT ANSWER
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EDDIE SAYS
169514 ÷ 647 = 262
  • Question 3

Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

805 − 491 = 314

Inverse operation: _______

CORRECT ANSWER
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EDDIE SAYS
314 + 491 = 805
  • Question 4

Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

593 × 952 = 564536

Inverse operation: _______

CORRECT ANSWER
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EDDIE SAYS
564536 ÷ 952 = 593
  • Question 5

Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

437 × 477 = 208449

Inverse operation: _______

CORRECT ANSWER
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EDDIE SAYS
208449 ÷ 477 = 437
  • Question 6

Using your calculator, decide what single operation would take you back to our original number.

4577 ÷ 199 = 23

Inverse operation: _______

CORRECT ANSWER
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EDDIE SAYS
23 x 199 = 4577
  • Question 7

Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

930 + 549 = 1479

Inverse operation: _______

CORRECT ANSWER
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EDDIE SAYS
1479 - 549 = 930
  • Question 8

Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

311 × 995 = 309445

Inverse operation: _______

CORRECT ANSWER
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EDDIE SAYS
309445 ÷ 995 = 311
  • Question 9

Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

840 + 290 = 1130

Inverse operation: _______

CORRECT ANSWER
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EDDIE SAYS
1130 - 290 = 840
  • Question 10

Using your calculator, decide which single operation would take you back to the original number.

11520 ÷ 45 = 256

Inverse operation: _______

CORRECT ANSWER
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EDDIE SAYS
256 x 45 = 11520
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