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How to Use Excel QUOTIENT Function?

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We all know that Microsoft Excel provides various built-in functions and formulas for performing mathematical operations. On that note, sometimes we want to perform division and get the quotient value as a result. For that, we suggest you use the Excel QUOTIENT Function. This function returns the integer portion of a division without the remainder.

In this tutorial, we will guide you to know the usage of Excel QUOTIENT Function with its syntax, explanation, and examples. Get an official version of MS Excel from the following link:

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Excel QUOTIENT Function

What is the QUOTIENT Function?

QUOTIENT is one of the built-in functions in Microsoft Excel. It comes under Math functions. We can use this function in our spreadsheet whenever we want to get the integer portion of a division without the remainder. For example, QUOTIENT(7/2) will return the output as 3.

1) Syntax

  • This is the basic syntax of the Excel QUOTIENT Function.

=QUOTIENT(numerator, denominator)

2) Arguments

  • Numerator – The number that needs to be divided.
  • Denominator – It is the divisor.

3) Motive

  • This function returns the integer value (quotient) without the reminder.

4) Return Value

  • It returns the integer value.

Note: If any argument is a non-numeric value (letters and special characters) and then it returns #VALUE! Error.

What Will QUOTIENT Function Do?

As we said earlier, the QUOTIENT function will return the integer part of the division without the remainder. This function is categorized as “Math” in Excel. Let’s see an example scenario to make you understand it easily.

Step 1: For example, we have a set of things and we want to divide them equally among 6 people. We can use the division function to determine how many items each person would get.

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Input Values

Step 2: Now, we need to apply the following formula in any cell where we want to get the result.


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Enter the formula

Step 3: Now, click on the Enter button to get the result.


Step 4: To fill down the remaining cells, you just drag down the first cell. It will auto-fill the remaining cells as shown in the below screenshot.

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Fill down the values

We hope that the given scenario helped you to understand the QUOTIENT function. Move to the below section if you have any confusion related to the working nature of this function.

Alternate Example

Here we will see how to apply the QUOTIENT function in the spreadsheet with simple examples.

1) Suppose you want to get the quotient of division on your spreadsheet, then you can directly apply the formula in the cell.

2) For example, we want to divide the number 73 by 5. We can apply the following formula in a cell where we want the result.


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Type the formula

3) Hit the Enter button to get the result, as shown in the below image.


By doing so, you can quickly get the quotient value of the division using the QUOTIENT function.

Expected Error while using QUOTIENT Function

  • If any argument is a non-numeric value (letters and special characters) and then it returns #VALUE! Error.
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To understand the usage of the QUOTIENT function, we have referred to the following articles. They helped us to know the purpose of this function. You can also check them out using the links: QUOTIENT function[1], and What is QUOTIENT?[2].



With the help of the given scenarios and examples, you can easily understand the purpose of the QUOTIENT function in Excel and how to apply it in the spreadsheet. The screenshots help to learn it even easier. Drop your feedback in the below comment section. Thanks for visiting AawExcel. Keep Learning!!

If you want to know what people think about this QUOTIENT Function of Excel, then we suggest you look for it on the Quora interaction webpage. From there you can get to know more about the Excel QUOTIENT function. Here, we have provided the link to Quora’s official website.

Video Tutorial

The following video will show you how to use the Excel QUOTIENT function in the spreadsheet with proper examples.

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