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MATHEMATICS BASIC | Some Quick Rules about Division:





• When you divide 0 by another number the answer is always 0.
For example: 0 ÷ 2 = 0. That is 0 sweets shared equally among 2 children - each child gets 0 sweets.

• When you divide a number by 0 you are not dividing at all (this is quite a problem in mathematics).
2 ÷ 0 is not possible. You have 2 sweets but no children to divide them to. You cannot divide by 0.

• When you divide by 1 the answer is the same as the number you were dividing.
2 ÷ 1 = 2. Two sweets divided by one child.

• When you divide by 2 you are halving the number.
2 ÷ 2 = 1.

• Any number divided by the same number is 1.
20 ÷ 20 = 1. Twenty sweets divided by twenty children - each child gets one sweet.

• Numbers must be divided in the correct order.
10 ÷ 2 = 5 whereas 2 ÷ 10 = 0.2. Ten sweets divided by two children is very different to 2 sweets divided by 10 children.

• All fractions such as ½, ¼ and ¾ are division sums.
½ is 1 ÷ 2. One sweet divided by two children.








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