# Subtraction and Division

The most common terms found in subtraction and division arithmetic are listed below. If you find any math errors, you may reach out to North Penn Networks using the contact form.

$ a-b=c $

- minuend
- the first number in a subtraction operation; the subtrahend is taking away from this number; the minuend is $a$
- subtrahend
- the second number in a subtraction operation; the amount taken away from the minuend; the subtrahend is $b$
- difference
- the result of taking the subtrahend from the minuend; the difference is $c$

$ a \div b = c $

- dividend
- the number being divided, $a$
- divisor
- the number of pieces to create, $b$
- quotient
- the result, $c$
- obelus
- another name for the division sign $\div$
- solidus
- the forward slash used when writing a fraction in a single line, $ 1\,/\,2 $