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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

This simple worksheet is about inverses or opposites.


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.

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