The terms used in division are dividend, divisor, quotient and remainder.

We know that divisor means to split a large group of objects into smaller equal groups. The larger group is called the divided. The number of smaller equal groups is called the divisor and the number of objects in each smaller group is called the quotient.

Let us divide 12 candies among 3 children.

Now, let us divide 9 flowers into 2 equal groups.

When we cannot make equal groups or share equally all the objects, the number which is left undivided is called the remainder. Remainder is always less than the divisor.

*Division is repeated subtraction. ***For example:**

24 ÷ 6

How many times would you subtract 6 from 24 to reach 0?

24 - 6 = 18 one time

18 - 6 = 12 two times

12 - 6 = 6 three times

6 - 6 = 0 four times

*For every multiplication fact, there are two division facts. *

**For example:**

(i) 5 × 7 = 35

35 ÷ 5 = 7; 35 ÷ 7 = 5

(ii) 8 × 6 = 48

48 ÷ 8 = 6; 48 ÷ 6 = 8

(iii) 9 × 5 = 45 is the same as 45 ÷ 9 = 5

7 × 9 = 63 is the same as 63 ÷ 7 = 9

Each of the terms used in division are explained below:

The number which is divided is called the **dividend**.

The number which divides is called the **divisor**.

The number which is the result of the division is called the **quotient**.

If there is any number left over, it is called the **remainder**.*The answer of a division operation can be verified in the following manner:*

**Quotient × Divisor + Remainder = Dividend**

Consider the following examples to understand the terms showing in the division:**(i)** 54 divided by 6

**Dividend = Divisor × Quotient + Remainder**

54 = 6 × 9 + 0

**(ii)** 81 divided by 9.

**Dividend = Divisor × Quotient + Remainder**

81 = 9 × 9 + 0

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