8/2 means eight divided by 2'. In this case 8 is the dividend,the number that we divide by 2 to get the answer 2.
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11/20 means 11 / by 20 and in this case 11 is the dividend there it should be noted that the dividend does not have to be greater then the divisor

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## Example: A Light Year (the distance light travels in one year)

It is easier to use9.461 × 1015meters, rather than9,461,000,000,000,000meters