# What is the inverse of multiplication?

## What is the inverse of multiplication?

division

Subtraction is the inverse of addition and division is the inverse of multiplication.

## What is the inverse method of division?

multiplication

For example, addition is the inverse operation of subtraction and multiplication is the inverse operation of division .

**Can multiplication and division be used as inverse operations?**

Similarly, multiplication and division are inverses of each other because multiplying and dividing by the same number does not change the original number. For example, 11×5/5 = 11 and 6/2×2 = 6. Dividing by 2 and multiplying by 2 cancel each other out, and so 6 does not change.

**What is the multiplicative inverse of 3?**

1/3

The answer is of course one third, or 1/3, since: 3 * 1/3 = 1. Thus the multiplicative inverse of 3 is 1/3.

### What is an example of inverse property?

Adding a negative and a positive of the same number will equal 0. The Inverse Property of Addition states the following: Adding a number and it’s negative version of itself yields 0. In other words, if you add −3+3 or 152+(−152), the answer will always be 0.

### What is the division inverse of 4?

We say that multiplying by 4 is the inverse operation to dividing by 4. Multiplying 5 by 4 resulted in 20. Dividing 20 by 4 took us back to 5. Multiplication and division are examples of inverse operations.

**What’s the inverse of 4?**

The multiplicative inverse of 4 is 1/4. (One-fourth is 1/4 in written form.)

**What is the multiplicative inverse of 5 11?**

The multiplicative inverse = -(5/11)….

## What is the relationship between multiplication and Division?

Multiplication and division are closely related, given that division is the inverse operation of multiplication. When we divide, we look to separate into equal groups, while multiplication involves joining equal groups.

## Should I use multiplication or division?

If speed is not critical, if your application does not need to process in real-time huge amount of data, you may opt for clarity using a division whereas if processing speed or processor load are an issue, multiplication might be the safest.

**What is the inverse operation of addition and multiplication?**

For example, subtraction is the inverse operation to addition and division is the inverse operation to multiplication. In maths, the word inverse means the opposite. Inverse operations can be used to undo the original operation. This has the effect of returning a value that we started with before the first calculation.

**What operation is the inverse operation of Division?**

Each of the Big Four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) has an inverse — an operation that undoes it. Addition and subtraction are inverse operations because addition undoes subtraction, and vice versa.