## 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, $1\,/\,2$