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Q: What do you call the number doing the dividing?

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The number doing the dividing in a division problem

The divisor

The Divisor

It is called the divisor.

In a division problem, the number being divided is the Dividend, the number doing the dividing is the Divisor, and the solution to the problem is called the, "Quotient". (KWO-shunt)

The dividend is divided by the divisor to get the quotient.

The dividend is divided by the divisor to get the quotient.

The dividend is divided by the divisor to get the quotient.

The dividend is divided by the divisor to get the quotient.

The correct term is dividend. The number doing the dividing is the divisor and the answer is the quotient.

because if the remainder is larger than that means you can still keep on dividing the number...but once it is smaller it means that you can't divide anymore

The divisor is the number doing the dividing, rather than the number being divided. For example, in the problem 144/12, 12 is dividing into 144, so 12 is the divisor. If you are dividing mass by volume to attempt to find density, the volume measurement will be the divisor.

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