QUOTIENT function

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

Tip   If you're looking to divide numeric values and keep a remainder, you'll want to use the "/" operator as there isn't a DIVIDE function in Excel. For example, to divide 5 by 2, you would type "=5/2" (without the quotes) into a cell, which returns 2.5. The QUOTIENT function for these same numbers (QUOTIENT 5,2) returns 2.. For other ways to divide numbers, see Divide cells or numbers.


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


QUOTIENT(numerator, denominator)

The QUOTIENT function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Numerator    Required. The dividend.

  • Denominator    Required. The divisor.


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


Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. To toggle between viewing the formulas and the results, press F2. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.





Integer portion of 5/2


=QUOTIENT(4.5, 3.1)

Integer portion of 4.5/3.1


=QUOTIENT(-10, 3)

Integer portion of -10/3


See Also

PRODUCT function

Divide cells or numbers

Calculate percentages

Quick Start: Format numbers in a worksheet

Applies To: Excel 2010, Excel 2013, Excel Online, Excel Starter, Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel 2007, Excel 2016, Excel for Mac 2011

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