Q: What is the number on the outside of a division problem called?

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The number being divided in a division problem is called the dividend.

It is the middle number in the short (5~1=5) division or outside of the box in long division.

The answer to a long division problem is a quotient.

Numerator

dividend

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the quotient

It is called a divisor. The inside number is called the dividend and the answer is the quotient. The leftover number is called the quotient but you can keep dividing until you get a decimal.

The number being divided in a division problem is called the dividend.

The first number is called the dividend. The second number is called the divisor. The answer is called the quotient.

The number left over in division is called the remainder.

The number which is on top of the division problem is the answer, obviously, or the quotient. :) The top number of a fraction is the numerator.

what is the answer to a division problem called

It is the middle number in the short (5~1=5) division or outside of the box in long division.

The answer to a long division problem is a quotient.

Divisor.

Numerator