20 ÷ 5 = 4 is an example of a division theorem. It contains three numbers, a division sign and an equals sign. 20 ÷ 5 = 4 means that 20 divided into 5 equal groups would give us 4 in each group.
The dividend in a division theorem is the number divided by the divisor, the number dividing the dividend. The result of a division problem is called the quotient.
If 3 groups of 4 add up to 12 when multiplied; 12 divided into 3 equal groups gives 4 in each group in the division. The main goal of splitting is to see how many equal groups or how many are in each group with a fair split. For example: There are 16 balls and 4 boxes, how do I put 16 balls in 4 boxes of the same size?
A division problem consists of three main parts: the dividend, the divisor, and the quotient.
He distributes all the apples evenly among 9 friends. How many apples did Tom give each of his friends? There is room for 9 friends on the bus. To find out how many apples Tom gave each of his friends, divide the total number of apples by the number of friends.
In the division theorem, the dividend is the number to be divided. Example: In an expression: 12 ÷ 3 = 4 1/3 the dividend is the number 12. The divisor in the division theorem is the number that divides the dividend. For example in an equation: 12 ÷ 3 = 4 1/3, the number 3 is the divisor.
Terminology used in division
There are four important terms used in division. These are dividend, divisor, quotient and remainder.
Dividend, Divisor and Quotient
The three main names are Dividend, Divisor and Quotient.
The divisor is divided by the dividend, the quotient is stored as the result, and the remainder is stored as the remainder. If the ROUNDED expression is not specified, the quotient is truncated to fit in the result and the remainder is calculated by subtracting the product of the truncated quotient and the divisor from the dividend.
The division sign (÷) is a symbol consisting of a short horizontal line with a dot above and another dot below, used in anglophone countries to indicate mathematical division.
The result of the division is the quotient.