In arithmetic, we have learnt that dividing a number 24 (say) by a number 4 (say) means determining a number such that when it is multiplied by 4 the product is equal to 24. Clearly, such a number is 6 and we write

24 ÷ 4 = 6

**OR **

24/4 = 6

The division of a monomial by a monomial is also defined in a similar manner. In fact, dividing a monomial X (say) by a monomial Y (say) means finding a monomial Z such that X = YZ and we write

X ÷ Y

Here, X is called the dividend, Y is called the divisor and Z is known as the quotient.

7 Natural Remedies For Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

While dividing a monomial by a monomial, we follow the following two rules:

**Rule 1 **: The coefficient of the quotient of two monomials is equal to the quotient of their coefficients.

**Rule 2 : **The variable part in the quotient of two monomials is equal to the quotient of the variables in the given monomials.

Alter \( -15a^2 bc ^ 3 /3 a b \) =