Division is an arithmetic operation which is the inverse of multiplication. It could also be like repeated subtraction


The symbol for division can be /.

In Real Life

In real life, division is widely used in computing the average price of products, and checking which item is a better buy.


Estimation in division is quite different from the others. Round off the divisor to a round number, like 79 to 80, and the dividend to a round multiple of the divisor, like 5578 to 5600. So, the quotient of 5578/79 is about 5600/80 which is 70.


The answer to a division problem is called the quotient.

Division by zero is undefined (infinity in some recent programming languages).