Math Elementary arithmetic Division

# Division

The important rule of division is:

$\text{dividend} : \text{divisor}$ $=\text{quotient}$

At division, the operands are designated as dividend and divisor. The quotient is the result.

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### Remember

You cannot divide by zero!
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### Sign

• If the dividend and divisor have the same sign the quotient is positive:
$\color{green}{+} : \color{green}{+} = \color{green}{+}$
$\color{red}{-} : \color{red}{-} = \color{green}{+}$

• If the dividend and divisor have different signs the quotient is negative:
$\color{green}{+} : \color{red}{-} = \color{red}{-}$
$\color{red}{-} : \color{green}{+} = \color{red}{-}$