# Difference between revisions of "Division"

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== Dividing by fractions == | == Dividing by fractions == | ||

If you divide by a fraction, multiply the dividend by the divisor's reciprocal (Note: You will see a definition of a reciprocal if you go to the article [[Ordinary Multiplication]]. | If you divide by a fraction, multiply the dividend by the divisor's reciprocal (Note: You will see a definition of a reciprocal if you go to the article [[Ordinary Multiplication]]. | ||

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+ | == Dividing by 0 == | ||

+ | You CANNOT divide by 0! | ||

== See Also == | == See Also == |

## Revision as of 13:23, 29 December 2010

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In mathematics, **division** is an arithmetic operation which is the inverse of multiplication.

## Definition

If and , then , where is the dividend, is the divisor, and is the quotient.

## Conventions

If the quotient is not a whole number, it is usually written in decimal form: . Sometimes, it is written with its remainder: .

## Dividing by fractions

If you divide by a fraction, multiply the dividend by the divisor's reciprocal (Note: You will see a definition of a reciprocal if you go to the article Ordinary Multiplication.

## Dividing by 0

You CANNOT divide by 0!