Tell me the parts of DIVISION i.e. suppose it is written 7\3.5.Which is the DIVIDEND?Which is the DIVISOR?

Asked by akdutta100 | 11th Sep, 2014, 11:46: AM

Expert Answer:

Division is the inverse operation of multiplication.
 
Division is splitting into equal parts or groups. It is the result of "fair sharing".
 
Suppose there are 20 pens. Shopkeeper is arranging 5 pens in a box.
 
How many boxes does he need?
 
This is a division problem.
 
First he will keep the boxes in line.
 
He puts 5 pens in a box, therefore, subtract 5 from 20 and hence one box is used.
 
He is now having 15 pens.
 
Again he puts the second set of 5 pens in a box, therefore, subtract 5 from 15 and hence the second box is used.
 
The shop keeper is having 10 pens.
 
And he puts the third set of 5 pens in a box, therefore, subtract 5 from 10 and hence the third box is used.
 
Now the shop keeper is having 5 pens.
 
Now he puts the last set of 5 pens in a box, therefore, he used 4 boxes.
 
That is 20 obelus divided by 5 equals 20 over 5 equals 4 space b o x e s
Here we are dividing 20 and hence 20 is the dividend.
 
We are dividing 20 by 5, and hence 5 is divisor.
 
In the given expression, 7 divided by 3.5 equals fraction numerator 7 over denominator 3.5 end fraction equals 2
Thus, 7 is the dividend and 3.5 is the divisor, 2 is the quotient 0 is the remainder.

Answered by Vimala Ramamurthy | 11th Sep, 2014, 03:46: PM