# Grade 4 Math | Division IV

The division is a method of distributing a group of things into equal parts. It is one of the four basic operations of arithmetic, which gives a fair result of sharing. The division is an operation inverse of multiplication. If 3 groups of 4 make 12 in multiplication; 12 divided into 3 equal groups give 4 in each group in division.The main goal of the division is to see how many equal groups or how many in each group when sharing fairly.splashlearn

Division is breaking a number up into an equal number of parts. There are a number of signs that people may use to indicate division. The most common one is ÷, but the backslash / is also used. Sometimes people will write one number on top of another with a line between them. This is also called a fraction. Each part of a division equation has a name. The three main names are the dividend, the divisor, and the quotient. If the answer to a division problem is not a whole number, the “leftovers” are called the remainder. ducksters