# Division

## Description

It is an arithmetic operation.Conceptually, division describes two distinct but related settings. Partitioning involves taking a set of size a and forming b groups that are equal in size. The size of each group formed, c, is the quotient of a and b. Quotative division involves taking a set of size a and forming groups of size c. The number of groups of this size that can be formed, b, is the quotient of a and c.

Related formulas## Variables

x | quotient (dimensionless) |

a | dividend (dimensionless) |

b | divisor (dimensionless) |