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## Is the dividend on top or bottom?

The first digit of the dividend (4) is divided by the divisor. **The whole number result is placed at the top**. Any remainders are ignored at this point. The answer from the first operation is multiplied by the divisor.

## Is the number on top the dividend?

The **dividend is the number being divided**, while the divisor is the number by which the dividend is divided.

## What number is a dividend?

In division, the amount **or number to be divided** is called the dividend. Dividend is the whole that is to be divided into parts. Here, for example, 12 candies are to be divided among 3 children. 12 is the dividend.

## Where does the dividend go in a fraction?

Dividend – the number being divided or partitioned by the divisor. It is found **to the left of the division symbol**.

## What if the divisor is bigger than the dividend?

Remember to place **a zero in the quotient** when the divisor is larger than the dividend. Place the decimal point in your quotient. Check your answer: Multiply the divisor by the quotient to see if you get the dividend.

## Is remainder always less than divisor?

The **remainder is always less than the divisor**. If the remainder is greater than the divisor, it means that the division is incomplete. It can be greater than or lesser than the quotient. For example; when 41 is divided by 7, the quotient is 5 and the remainder is 6.

## What exactly is division?

Division is **splitting into equal parts or groups**.

## Which part is the dividend?

What is being divided is called the dividend, which is divided by the divisor, and the result is called the quotient. In the example, **20** is the dividend, 5 is the divisor, and 4 is the quotient.