What are the components of division and what do they mean (Like the divisor and stuff)


  1. Answer: The division is a method of distributing a group of things into equal parts. It is one of the four basic operations of arithmetic, which gives a fair result of sharing.
    The division is an operation inverse of multiplication. If 3 groups of 4 make 12 in multiplication; 12 divided into 3 equal groups give 4 in each group in division.
    The main goal of the division is to see how many equal groups or how many in each group when sharing fairly.
    For example:
    There are 16 balls and 4 boxes, how to put 16 balls into four equal sized boxes?
    Step-by-step explanation:  Therefore, 4 balls should be kept in each box.
    Mathematical notation for division
    There are various signs which can be used to indicate division such as ÷, /.
    For example:
    8 ÷ 2
    Special names for each character in Division
    Each part involved in a division equation has a special name.
    Dividend ÷ divisor = quotient
    Dividend: The dividend is the number that is being divided in the division process.
    Divisor:The number by which dividend is being divided by is called divisor.
    Quotient: A quotient is a result obtained in the division process.
     18    ÷   3    =    6
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    Dividend        divisor         quotient
    So, in the above process where we divided 16 balls into 4 equal groups;
    The dividend is 16, the divisor is 4 and thus the quotient is 4.


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