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Chapter 3 Division

Division yields the answer of the question

How often does a natural number \(b\) go into another natural number \(a\) ?

The answer to this question is called the quotient of the division of \(a\) by \(b\text{,}\) which we often denote by \(q\text{.}\) In this course we restrict our considerations to integers, so we only allow \(q\) to also have integer values.