In today’s post we’re going to learn what a division is, and what we call the numbers that make up a division.

###### Dividing is the same as sharing in equal parts

For example: *Imagine we have 10 cupcakes. We want to put them into 2 boxes so that each box has the same number of cupcakes. How would we divide the cupcakes?*

We’ve divided **10 cupcakes between 2 boxes **and we’ve put **5 cupcakes **in **each box****.**

###### What makes a division?

A division is made up of different numbers, and each of these numbers has a special name. **We want to share 7 pineapples between 2 boxes…**

We’ve put 3 pineapples in each box, and we have one pineapple left over.

- The
**total number of pineapples**that we have to give out is called the**Dividend**. - The
**number of boxes**that we want to to put the pineapples into is called the**Divisor.** - The
**number of pineapples that we’ve put into each box**is called the**Quotient.** - The number of pineapples
**that we have left over**is called the**Remainder.**

###### Types of divisions:** **

**Exact divisions:**When the remainder is zero, or in other words, when there’s nothing left over when we’ve finished dividing (sharing).

**Integer division:**When the remainder is not zero, or, when we have 1 or more than 1 left over when we’ve finished the division (sharing).

And that’s it for today’s post! I hope you’ve enjoyed learning the basic concepts of divisions. If you want to keep practising divisions and much more, you just have to log in to Smartick.

Learn More:

- Practice Dividing with and without Remainders
- Long Division: Divide by 3 Digit Numbers
- Division Exercises: Learning the Concept of Division
- Learn and Practice How to Divide Decimals
- Learn How to Solve Division with Decimal Numbers