# What is inverse operation - Definition and Meaning

### Inverse Operation :

Inverse operations are done to reverse and get back the initial value from the derived value. The best pair of inverse operations are **Addition** and **Subtraction**, **Multiplication** and **Division**. Say, if 23 is initial value and is multiplied by 10 to derive 230. Now we can use divide 230 by 10 to get back the initial value of 23. Thus, the division is the inverse operation performed here.

#### Example :

Using **Addition** and **Subtraction**
Let us consider the addition of two numbers.
3 + 6 = 9
Now subtract 6 from 9.
9 â€“ 6 = 3
Here, we got back the initial value 3
Using **Multiplication** and **Division**
Lets us consider the multiplication of two numbers.
7 x 3 = 21
Now divide the 21 by 3.
21/3 = 7
Here, we got back the initial value 7.

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