# What is a dividend in a division? Definition and examples

A dividend in a division is the number being divided by another number. In the figure below, we show you what the dividend is in a horizontal division, in a fraction, and in long division.

In the horizontal division 12 ÷ 4 = 3, 12 is the dividend

## Other examples showing what the dividend is

In the division problem 10 ÷ 2 = 5, 10 is the dividend

In the division problem 95 ÷ 5 = 19, 95 is the dividend

In the division problem 7 ÷ 1 = 7, 7 is the dividend

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