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Definition of Divide, Division

Divide means you should perform the operation of division.

The symbol for divide is $$ \div $$.
Division is calculating how many times one number goes into another number-- or put differently, division is how many times we could add one number to itself to get the other number.
For instance, when we say we are dividing 20 by 4, what we're really asking is 'how many 4's are there in 20?" In Math-symbols it looks like: $$ 20 \div 4 $$.The answer, of course, is 5 because there are five 4's in 20. If you'd like to think of it in a different light, we have to add the number 4 to itself 5 times to get twenty . → (4 + 4 + 4  + 4  + 4 = 20).
Example
  • Divide 14   by 7 → In Math symbols: $$14 \div 7 $$
    • The answer is 2 because there are two 7's in 14.

So, what does 'evenly divide' mean?

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Answer
If one number evenly divides another number, then that first divides the second without any remainder.
Example
  • 3 evenly divides 21 because $$ 12 \div 3 = 7$$, which is an integer.
    • Think of this definition this way: when one number divides another into an exact integer with nothing left over, no remainder, then you know that the one number evenly divides the other.
Non Example
  • 3 does not evenly divide 22 because $$\div 22= 7 $$ plus a remainder of 1
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