# QUOTIENT

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

If this function is not available, and returns the #NAME? error, install and load the Analysis ToolPak add-in.

1. On the Tools menu, click Add-Ins.
2. In the Add-Ins available list, select the Analysis ToolPak box, and then click OK.
3. If necessary, follow the instructions in the setup program.

Syntax

QUOTIENT(numerator,denominator)

Numerator     is the dividend.

Denominator     is the divisor.

Remark

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

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
2. Select the example in the Help topic.

Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help
1. Press CTRL+C.
2. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
3. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.
A B
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 2003