Division of Natural Numbers

D : d = c

The terms involved in a division are called, D, the dividend and, d, the divisor. The result, c, is the quotient.

Types of Divisions

1. Exact Division:

A division is exact when the remainder is zero.

D = d · c

División exacta    15 = 5 · 3

2. Not exact division:

A division is no exact when the remainder is not zero.

D = d · c + r

División entera            17 = 5 · 3 + 2

Properties of the Division of Natural Numbers

1. No closure

The result of dividing two natural numbers is not always another natural number.

2 : 6 No perteneceConjunto de los números naturales

2. No commutative:

a : b ≠ b : a

6:2 ≠ 2:6

3. Zero divided by a number equals zero.

0 : a = 0

0 : 5 = 0

4. Division by 0 is undefined.


Dividing Integers,   Dividing Decimal Numbers.