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The binary operation of finding the quotient of two quantities. Division is the inverse operation to multiplication. In arithmetic, the division of two numbers is not commutative, i.e. , nor associative, i.e. . The identity element for division is 1 only when it is on the right hand side, i.e. .

See also: Addition, Commutative, Dividend, Divisor, Fraction, Mathematical Symbols, Minus, Multiplication, Negative Numbers, Numerator, Quotient, Remainder, Subtraction.

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Subjects: Algebra