Basic Division. Magician’s Flop Show. Do you know why we divide? We divide to distribute things equally. Sign of division is. There are 8 carrots, they need to be divided equally among 4 rabbits. How many carrots will each rabbit get? First take away 4 carrots so that each rabbit gets 1 carrot each. 4 carrots are still left. Take away these also one by one. No more carrots are left. All the carrots are distributed and each rabbit has 2 carrots. We have taken away 4 carrots 2 times. This can be written as 8 minus 4 is equal to 4. 4 minus 4 is equal to 0. Thus, 8 divided by 4 is equal to 2. This means for equal distribution, that is, for division, we do repeated subtraction and the answer is the number of times we subtract the same number. Let us understand division with the help of another example. Divide these 12 balls among 3 boxes. Using the same concept of repeated subtraction, subtracting 3 repeatedly from 12. 12 minus 3 is equal to 9. 9 minus 3 is equal to 6. 6 minus 3 is equal to 3. 3 minus 3 is equal to 0. 1 time. 2 times. 3 times. 4 times. As we did subtraction 4 times, 12 divided by 3 is equal to 4. The End.