The result of division is to separate a group of objects into several equal smaller
groups. The starting group is called the dividend. The number of groups that are
separated out is called the divisor. The number of objects in each smaller group is
called the quotient.
The results of division can be obtained by repeated subtraction. If we are separating
24 objects into 6 equal groups of four, we would take (or subtract) four objects at
a time from the large group and place them in 6 equal groups. In mathematical terms
this would be: 24-4-4-4-4-4-4.