To split into equal parts or groups. It is "fair sharing".
Example: there are 12 chocolates, and 3 friends want to share them, how do they divide the chocolates?
Answer: They should get 4 each.
It shows us how many times one value is contained in another.
We use the ÷ symbol, or sometimes the / symbol to mean divide:
12 ÷ 3 = 4
12 / 3 = 4