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.
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. 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.
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 