﻿ QUOTIENT function

# QUOTIENT function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the QUOTIENT function in Microsoft Excel.

## Description

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

## Syntax

QUOTIENT(numerator, denominator)

The QUOTIENT function syntax has the following arguments:

• Numerator    Required. The dividend.

• Denominator    Required. The divisor.

## Remark

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

## Example

Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.

 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 2013, Excel 2007, Excel 2010, Excel Starter, Excel Online, Excel 2016 for Mac

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