In mathematics, the word "**division**" means the operation which is the opposite of multiplication. Some symbols for division can be a slash (/), a (fraction) line, or the division sign (/),^{} as in:

- 6/3\, or \frac 63 or 6 / 3.

where each of the three expressions means "6 divided by 3", with 2 as the answer. The first number is the **dividend** (6), and the second number is the **divisor** (3). The result (or answer) is the quotient, where any left-over amount as whole numbers is called the "remainder"^{}. For example, 14/4 gives quotient 3 with remainder 2, all expressed as the number 3~~+~~^{2}⁄_{4}, or as 3~~+~~^{1}⁄_{2} or 3.5). view more...