Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division are the four basic operations of Arithmetic. The division is a method of splitting a number into equal parts. Learn about the division formula as we scroll down. We shall also solve a few examples to understand the division formula at the end.

Few symbols that we use to indicate division are  (÷) and (/). 

Thus,  “p divided by q” can be written as given below:

\((p÷q), (\frac{p}{q}), (p/q)\)

What Is Division Formula?

Division Formula of a given value can be expressed as,

Dividend / Divisor = Quotient


Dividend / Divisor = Quotient

The dividend is the number that is to be divided
The divisor is the number to be divided with
The quotient is the result.

Let's look into a quick example of Division Formula

Example: Divide 10 by 5.

Solution: Using Division Formula,

Division = \(\dfrac{10}{5}\) 

= 2

Division of 10 by 5 is 2.

Solved Examples Using Division Formula

Example 1: Divide the value of 5000 by 50. What will be the quotient?


To find: The quotient

Dividend = 5000.
Divisor = 50.

Using Division Formula,

Dividend / Divisor = Quotient

(5000 / 50) = 100

= 100

Answer:  After the division the quotient will be 100.


Example 2: 20 chocolates were distributed equally among 4 children. How many chocolates were given to each child?


To find: Number of chocolates were given to each child.

Given information are:

Total chocolets = 20.
Total children = 4.

Using Division Formula,

Chocolates given to each child = (Total chocolates / Total Children)

= (20/4) 

=  5

Answer: 5 chocolates were given to each child.