Diveesion (mathematics)

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20 ÷ 5 = 4, acause 20 apples conteen five aiples fower times. That is an ensaumple o diveesion as quotition raither nor as parteetion. Ane can an aa say that 20 ÷ 5 = 4 acause whan 20 apples are dividit intae 5 equal sets o aiples, then thare are 4 in ilk sic set. That is diveesion as parteetion raither nor as quoteetion.

Diveesion is ane o the fower basic operations o arithmetic, the ithers bein addeetion, subtraction, an multiplication. The diveesion o twa naitural nummers is the process o calculatin the nummer o times ane nummer is conteened within ane anither.[1]:7 For ensaumple, in the pictur on the richt, the 20 aiples are dividit intae groups o five aiples, an thare exist fower groups, meanin that five can be conteened within 20 fower times, or 20 ÷ 5 = 4.

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  1. Blake, A. G. (1887). Arithmetic. Dublin, Ireland: Alexander Thom & Company.