# How to do division

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 inverse operation 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.

**Mathematical notation for division **

There are various signs which can be used to indicate division such as ÷, /.

For example:

8 ÷ 2

8/2

**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.

The remainder is the portion of the dividend that is left over after division. For example, on dividing 83 by 2, there is a leftover of 1.

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