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Definition Of Dividend

The number that is divided by another number in a division operation is called a Dividend.

More About Dividend

When a company gives its shareholders a part of the profit that it has earned over a period of time, we call that part as dividend. (A part of profit made by a company and given to its shareholders is also called dividend.)

Example Of Dividend

 example of  Dividend

Here, a group of 18 triangles is divided into two groups with 9 triangles in each. We write it as =  example of  Dividend9. Here, 18 is dividend.

Video Examples: How to Divide Decimals in the Dividend

Solved Example on Dividend

Ques: Identify the dividend in the equation 728 ÷ 7 = 104.


A. 758
B. 7
C. 14
D. 104
Correct Answer: A


Step 1: A quantity that is divided by another quantity is called dividend.
Step 2: Here, 728 is divided by 7 and 104 is the quotient. 
Step 3: So, the dividend is 728.