# Wikijunior:Introduction to Mathematics/Dividing

Dividing is the opposite of multiplying. You use the " **÷** " sign for the dividing operation. If 3 friends take an equal part of a bag of 12 apples, every friend gets 4 apples. This is **12 ÷ 3 = 4** in the signs of mathematics.

Order is important when dividing. **3 ÷ 2** is not the same as **2 ÷ 3**.

## Example Questions[edit]

**128 ÷ 16****10256 ÷ 2****168 ÷ 7**