Division Operator

The division operator returns the result of dividing the numerator by the denominator. For example, can be divided into equal groups of . This is represented using the notation shown below.

The division operator is the inverse operation of multiplication.

Basic Examples


Division notation annotated

Usually, division is introduced with the (obelus) symbol, then later that notation is dropped in favor of using a horizontal bar to separate the numerator expression from the denominator expression.

Division Transition