# What are some examples of inverse operations?

Mar 19, 2018

Examples of inverse operations are: addition and subtraction; multiplication and division; and squares and square roots.

#### Explanation:

Addition is adding more to a number, while subtraction is taking away from it, making them inverse operations. For example, if you add one to a number and then subtract one, you will end up with the same number.

$2 + 1 = 3$

$3 - 1 = 2$

Multiplication is increasing a number by a given factor while division is decreasing a number by a given factor. Therefore, they are inverse operations.

$3 \cdot 4 = 12$

$\frac{12}{4} = 3$

Squaring is multiplying a number by itself while square rooting is finding the number that when multiplied by itself, will give the number under the square root. Therefore, they are inverse operations.