## Purpose

## Return value

## Arguments

*numerator*- The number to be divided.*denominator*- The number to divide by.

## Syntax

## Usage notes

The QUOTIENT function returns the integer portion of division *without* the remainder. You can use QUOTIENT to discard the remainder after division. To perform division *with* a remainder, use the division operator "/". To return only the remainder, use the MOD function.

QUOTIENT function takes two arguments, *numerator* and *denominator*. *Numerator* is the number that should be divided, and *denominator* is the number to divide *numerator* by.

### Examples

The number 5 divided by 2 returns 2.5, since 2 goes into 5 two and a half times:

```
=5/2 // returns 2.5
```

With the QUOTIENT function, the decimal portion is discarded:

```
=QUOTIENT(5,2) // returns 2
```

Other examples:

```
=QUOTIENT(3,5) // returns 0
=QUOTIENT(25,5) // returns 5
=QUOTIENT(10,3) // returns 3
```

### Notes

- If
*denominator*is zero (0) or a reference to an empty cell, QUOTIENT returns #DIV! - To return only the remainder, use the MOD function.