Dividing is splitting something into equal groups or parts. Division is a basic arithmetic operation just like multiplication, addition and subtraction. Division can also be defined as a calculating that how many times a number is contained with another one.

**Example: **16 pieces
of candy has to be divided into 4 children. So,

*16 Ă· 4 = 4*

Every child will get 4 candy if we split the candies equally.

**(Ă·) **is the symbol
of division. It can also be shown with **(/).**

## Names in Division

In division, special names are allotted to each number.

*Dividend Ă· divisor = quotient*

*4 Ă· 2 = 1*

Here 4 is the **dividend** 2 is the **divisor** and 1 is the **quotient**.

Sometimes the division is not that simple, and the number is
not divided perfectly. So the left over number or the remaining number is
called **remainder**.

**Example: **If we
have to distribute 9 chocolates into 4 kids.

9 ** Ă·** 4 = 2

*and 1 is left.*

So that 1 left over chocolate will be called as remainder.