Operations on Numbers
Division - Terms related to division
Division: Division is one of the four arithmetic operations. The process of distributing a group of things into equal parts is called division.
Dividend: The number that is to be divided is called Dividend.
Divisor: The number by which the dividend is divided is called the Divisor.
Quotient: The results obtained in the division process is called the Quotient.
The symbol used for division is “
Division As Opposite of Multiplication
There are 12 balls and 3 boxes. Arrange 12 balls equally in the 3 boxes.
We know that 3 × 4 = 12. So, if 12 balls are divided into three boxes, then each box will contain 4 balls. 12
÷ 3 = 4.
Grid Method of Division for 2-digit Numbers
Divide 96 by 4.
Write 96 on the grid and 4 outside the box.
Long Method of Division for 2-digit Numbers
Divide 39 by 3.
- If a number is divided by itself then the quotient is 1.
- If a number is divided by 1 then the quotient is the number itself.
Students generally neglect the place holder of 0.
The correct way is
÷ 2 = 202