Do you know about the four operations of mathematics? These are addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. One of the most fascinating one among them is division. Do you know why it is so? The division gives the fair result of sharing. In simple terms, it is the distribution of groups or things into equal parts. Do you know the division is considered to be the operation inversion of multiplication? Are you curious to know how? Let’s see the fact in brief if 3 groups of 5 make 15 in multiplication whereas, 15 divided into 3 equal groups give 5 in each group division. The main purpose of the division is to how many equal groups are shared fairly. We all have a different name in our home and another special name for the school, don't we? Likewise, there are special names for each character of division. Let us have a clear understanding through the division equation.
Dividend ÷ Divisor = Quotient
Dividend: it is the number that is being divided.
Divisor: a number that divides the dividend.
Quotient: the result which gets in the division process.
15 ÷ 3 = 5
Dividend Divisor Quotient
Apart from these, there is another term in the division process called the remainder. It is the number that is leftover in the computation process. Let us understand this through an example.
64 ÷ 3 = 21, remainder = 1, it means on dividing 64 by 3 there is a leftover of 1.
Do you know who introduced the oblique bar as a sign in the division process? Well, it was introduced in the year 1845 by De Morgan. Learn more about the fun facts about Math. If you find yourself curious about gaining more knowledge on digits, appearing in class 3 Maths Olympiad will give you a wing to your enthusiasm. Join our Olympiad online classes to boost your preparation to get a higher rank in the competition.