Divisor

Pronunciation: /dɪˈvaɪ zər/ ?

(x-1)/(3x-2)
Figure 1: Fraction

A dividend is an expression that is divided by another expression. A divisor is an expression that divides another expression. In figure 1, the expression 3x+2 is the divisor and the expression x - 1 is the dividend. Divisor can also be an integer that divides another integer evenly.

References

  1. divisor. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=divisor&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.
  2. dividend. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=divisor&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.
  3. Jones, Burton. Elementary Concepts of Mathematics, pg 74. MacMillan and Company, 1947. (Accessed: 2010-01-12). http://www.archive.org/stream/elementaryconcep029487mbp#page/n95/mode/1up/search/divisor.
  4. Gilbert, Jimmie; and Gilbert Linda. Elements of Modern Algebra, 6th edition, pp 71-72. Thomson, Brooks/Cole, 2005.

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2010-01-24: Added "References" and "Amazon Resources" (McAdams, David.)
2008-10-25: Added sentence on integer that divides another integer (McAdams, David.)
2008-06-07: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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