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Division … What is it all about? inverse operation of multiplication (inverse=opposite) 2 x 3 = 6 so 6 3 = 2 and 6 2 = 3 making a large group into smaller equal groups sharing fairly repeated subtraction Vocabulary dividend- the number that gets divided 18 3 = 6 18 is the dividend divisor – the number doing the dividing 18 3 = 6 3 is the divisor quotient – the answer to a division equation 18 3 = 6 6 is the quotient remainder – the amount left over if the quotient is not a whole number 20 3 = 6 r2 or 20 3 = 6 2/3 (we will master this method) Division can be written 3 ways: 1. as a number sentence (equation) 18 3 = 6 6 2. with the division “house” symbol 3 ) 18 3. as a fraction 18 3