Division is one of the four basic operations of arithmetic. When we divide, we share a number equally between a certain amount of groups. Division is the opposite operation of multiplication or otherwise known as inverse operation. Knowing the multiplication facts, can help us work out an answer to a division problem.
There are special names for each number in a division statement:
dividend ÷ divisor = quotient
Example: in 12 ÷ 3 = 4:
- 12 is the dividend
- 3 is the divisor
- 4 is the quotient
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