Division is a mathematical operation used to split a group of items into equal parts or to find out how many times one number is contained in another.

**Dividend:**The number being divided.**Divisor:**The number by which the dividend is divided.**Quotient:**The result of the division.**Remainder:**The amount left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor.

The division operation is denoted by the division symbol **÷** or the forward slash **/**.

**Division by 1:**Any number divided by 1 is equal to the number itself.**Division by 0:**Division by zero is undefined.**Division of Zero:**Any number divided by zero is equal to zero.

There are different methods for performing division, such as:

**Long Division:**A step-by-step process for dividing larger numbers.**Short Division:**A quicker method used for simple division problems.

Example 1: Divide 12 by 3

12 ÷ 3 = 4

Example 2: Divide 20 by 7 (with remainder)

20 ÷ 7 = 2 with a remainder of 6

Now that you have learned about division, it's time to practice some problems. See if you can solve the following division questions:

Good luck with your division practice!

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Algebra (NCTM)

Use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships.

Model problem situations with objects and use representations such as graphs, tables, and equations to draw conclusions.