# What are the rules for dividing?

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In mathematics, especially in elementary arithmetic, **division** is an arithmetic operation which is the inverse of multiplication.

Specifically, if *c* times *b* equals *a*, written:

where *b* is not 0 (number)|zero, then *a* divided by *b* equals *c*, written:

For instance,

since

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In the above expression, *a* is called the **dividend**, *b* the **divisor** and *c* the **quotient**.