﻿ QUOTIENT function

# QUOTIENT function

Returns the integer portion of a division. Use this function when you want to discard the remainder of a division.

Syntax

QUOTIENT(numerator,denominator)

Numerator     is the dividend.

Denominator     is the divisor.

Remark

If either argument is nonnumeric, QUOTIENT returns the #VALUE! error value.

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

How to copy an example

1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.

2. Select the example in the Help topic.

Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help

3. Press CTRL+C.

4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.

5. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.

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 A B Formula Description (Result) =QUOTIENT(5, 2) Integer portion of 5/2 (2) =QUOTIENT(4.5, 3.1) Integer portion of 4.5/3.1 (1) =QUOTIENT(-10, 3) Integer portion of -10/3 (-3)

Applies To: Excel 2007

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