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Date: Name: Division and Multiplication – Inverse Operations Look at these examples: 12 x 13 = 156 13 x 12 = 156 156 ÷ 12 = 13 156 ÷ 13 = 13 Can you see a pattern? Multiplication and division are inverse operations; this means they are the opposites of each other. By knowing the answer to one of the above problems you can work out all the others. Work out the other problems in each of these groups, in your book. The first has been started for you. 1)6 x7 = 42 7x6=? 42 ÷ ? = 7 ?÷7=6 2) 5 x 6 3) 8 x 7 4) 11 x 4 5) 8 x 9 6) 6 x 4 7) 8 x 4 8) 7 x 9 Use the inverse operations to complete the following: 9) 16 x 11 = 176 11 x 16 = ? 176 ÷ 11 = ? 176 ÷ 16= ? 10) 14 x 15 = 210 15 x 14 = ? 210 ÷ 14 = ? 210 ÷ 15 = ? 11)204÷12=17 204÷17=? 17 x 12 = ? 12 x 17 = ? Use your table knowledge to solve the following mentally: 12) 56 ÷ 7 13) 42 ÷ 7 14) 81 ÷ 9 15) 24 ÷ 6