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

Beside above, why are inverse operations important? That is why **inverse operations** are so **important** when dealing with real numbers : an **Inverse Operation** reverses the effect of an **operation** (an **operation** is a procedure such as addition or multiplication) and gets you back to the number you started with. The **inverse operation** of addition is subtraction .

Likewise, people ask, how do you calculate the inverse?

**Finding the Inverse of a Function**

What is the inverse in math?

In **mathematics**, the word **inverse** refers to the opposite of another operation. Let us look at some examples to understand the meaning of **inverse**. Example 1: The addition means to find the sum, and subtraction means taking away. So, subtraction is the opposite of addition.