Inverse Ops

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Inverse Operations

Inverse operations are the opposite of each other. If you do one after the other, the number (or answer) won’t change. If inverses appear in a row, you can just cancel them out.

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Addition and subtraction

  • Adding 2 is the inverse of subtracting 2.
  • Adding 10 is the inverse of subtracting 10.
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Multiplication and division

  • Multiplying by a number is the inverse of dividing by the same number.
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Square and square root

  • Squaring a number is the inverse of taking the square root.

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1.1Place Value

1.2Factors & Multiples


1.4Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

1.5Growth & Decay

1.6Measurements & Units



3Ratio, Proportion & Rates of Change

4Geometry & Measures



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