What is 5 divided by 2?
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- What is 5 divided by 2?
- How much is 5 divided by 2?
- What does 5 divided by 2 equal?
The result of 5/2 is 2.5.
We can also show the result of this division in other ways.
- 5 divided by 2 in decimal = 2.5
- 5 divided by 2 in fraction = 5/2
- 5 divided by 2 in percentage = 250%
The dividend and divisor of 5 divided by 2
When performing division, you need a dividend and a divisor.
A dividend is the number that is being divided and a divisor is the number that it is being divided by.
5 is the dividend (the number we are dividing), 2 is the divisor (the number we are dividing by) and 2.5 is the quotient (the result of the division)
What is the quotient and remainder of 5 divided by 2?
Our calculator will also tell you what the quotient and remainder is of any calculation you perform.
As we explained above, the quotient is the result of dividing the dividend by the divisor. In lots of cases, the result of this calculation will be an integer (a whole number), meaning that a number can be divided fully without anything left over.
When a number is unable to be divided fully, the amount left over is what we call the remainder.
The quotient and remainder of 5 divided by 2 = 2 R 1
The individual parts of this calculation are:
- 5 is the dividend
- 2 is the divisor
- 2 is the quotient
- 1 is the remainder
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