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Concept of Divisor, Dividend

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Division: Division is an arithmetic operation that tells us the number of groups that can be made out of a number of factors or the number of multiples that should be there in a group.

Dividend: The word dividend means the number that is to be divided.

Divisor: In a division, the number that divides the dividend is called the divisor.

Divisible: A number is said to be divisible by another number, if, in the process of division, the remainder is zero.

Quotient: A quotient is a result obtained in the division process.

Remainder: Remainder is the number that is left over after dividing.

notes

Concept of Divisor, Dividend:

  • Division is an arithmetic operation that tells us the number of groups that can be made out of a number of factors or the number of multiples that should be there in a group.

  • The symbol denotes division - ÷

                         

  • Dividend: The word dividend means the number that is to be divided.

    Divisor: In a division, the number that divides the dividend is called the divisor.

    Divisible: A number is said to be divisible by another number, if, in the process of division, the remainder is zero.

    Quotient: A quotient is a result obtained in the division process.

    Remainder: Remainder is the number that is left over after dividing.

    Dividend = Divisor × Quotient + Remainder.

  • When we divide 48 by 4, the remainder is zero. Therefore, 4 is a factor of 48, and 48 is a multiple of 4.
  • Factors of 48: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 48.
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