DIVISION OF WHOLE NUMBERS
Division is the reverse of multiplication. It is the method of finding out how many times one
number goes into another number. To divide 8 by 4 means to find out how many tines 4 will go into 8.
As in multiplication, you have a division table; and you should be familiar with it. If you do not
know the division table, turn to page 65 and review it now.
The sign for division is or )
When the division sign appears between two numbers, it means that the first_number is to be
divided by the second number. For example 16 4, means to
16 by 4.
Look at this division problem.
or the same problem could be written like this:
1 1 5 Quotient
In the problem 2 ) 1 2 5
The divisor is
The dividend is
The quotient is