Inverse Operations in Math: Definition & Examples


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Which equation shows the inverse operation of

9^2 = 81

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Solve for x

4x - 13 = 3


Solve for x

2x/5 + 3 = 5

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understanding inverse operations can prove to be extremely helpful when given problems where you have to solve for x. In fact, you'll be doing just that in this quiz, while also figuring out an equation's inverse and solving word problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This inverse operation quiz tests your ability to:

  • Determine which equation shows the inverse operation of a given equation
  • Solve for x in equations by using inverse operations
  • Use inverse operations to solve a word problem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on inverse operations
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider the inverse operation of a given equation
  • Problem solving - find the value of x in a number of equations and well as calculate the answer to a word problem by using inverse operations

Additional Learning

Pull up the lesson called Inverse Operations in Math: Definition & Examples to go over the following additional objectives:

  • List the four basic operations
  • Provide examples of reversing addition/subtraction and multiplication/division
  • Summarize the four mathematical properties that involve inverses
  • Explain the inverse of more complicated operations