Arithmetic/Number Operations/Division

Division is one of the four basic operations of arithmetic. The operation is usually shown by the division symbol (÷). This is the act of taking a number, and fragmenting it by using another number. The objective is usually to find how many times a number can fit in another number.

How many times can 2 fit into 4? This operation would be written as:

4 ÷ 2

In this case, 4 is the number we want to divide, and 2 is the number we want to divide 4 with. Thus, 4 is the dividend and 2 is the divisor.

It's important to note that this is a type of division titled: partition division.