In order to work with the Numbers, we need to learn about mathematical operators. The basic mathematical operators are addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Literal meaning of Division is equal distribution. Equal distribution of any object in equal number of parts can be done by repeated subtraction.
To divide 8 by 3 by repeated subtraction method:
8 – 3 = 5 ---- ( 1)
5 – 3 = 2 ---- ( 2)
Thus we can say that the quotient is 2 and the remainder is 2.
For larger numbers, repeated subtraction method is not a feasible solution. For this we need to perform the operation of division with the Long Division method.
To divide 24 by 7 by Long Division method: