Division

We use all four basic mathematical operations in our daily life. We use division to divide objects, money, and anything into equal parts.

Division is one of the four basic mathematical operations, and a process of equal distribution of any object, thing or money is called division.

Division is repeated subtraction and is the reverse process of multiplication.

Division of Numbers

The symbol of division is ÷.

Let us solve a few division problems to know about this concept in more detail.

Distribute four chocolates between two children equally.

Sol:

To distribute four chocolates between two children equally, we must divide 4 by 2.

4 ÷ 2 = 2

Therefore, we have to give two chocolates to each child, so that four chocolates between two children will be equally divided.

The number by which we divide is called the divisor.

The number which is to be divided is called the dividend.

The result is called a quotient.

The balance is called the remainder.

18 ÷ 3 = 6

OR

3) 18 (6

18

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Here:

3 is the divisor, 6 is the quotient, 18 is the dividend, 0 is the remainder

A few more examples of division:

4 ÷ 2 = 2

OR

2) 4 (2

4

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0

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Division of a two-digit number by a one-digit number

15 ÷ 5 = 3

OR

5) 15 (3

15

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30 ÷ 6 = 5

OR

6) 30 (5

30

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21 ÷ 3 = 7

OR

3) 21 (7

21

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49 ÷ 7 = 7

OR

7) 49 (7

49

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42 ÷ 3= 14

OR

3) 42 (14

– 3↓

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12

12

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Division of three-digit numbers by a one-digit number

408 ÷ 4 = 102

OR

4) 408 (102

– 4↓

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08

08

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930 ÷ 5= 186

OR

5) 930 (186

– 5↓↓

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43 ↓

– 40

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030

– 30

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00

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