QUOTIENT Function Examples in Excel, VBA, & Google Sheets

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This tutorial demonstrates how to use the QUOTIENT Function in Excel to calculate the integer portion of division.

QUOTIENT Function

The QUOTIENT Function divides the number entered and returns the resulting integer portion.

``=QUOTIENT(8,3)``

The QUOTIENT Function will divide 8 by 3 resulting in 2.66. Here the remainder of division is discarded and the Function returns 2.

QUOTIENT Function – Decimal Numbers

The QUOTIENT Function can perform division of decimal numbers & returns the integer portion of their division.

``=QUOTIENT(9.5,2.6)``

QUOTIENT Function – Negative Numbers

The QUOTIENT Function can perform division of negative numbers & returns the integer portion of their division.

``=QUOTIENT(-9,4)``

QUOTIENT Function – Divide by 0

The QUOTIENT Function returns an error when the second argument/denominator is zero.

``=QUOTIENT(8,0)``

QUOTIENT Function – Error

The QUOTIENT Function returns an error when non-numeric arguments are entered.

``=QUOTIENT(J, 9)``

QUOTIENT Function – Finding the remainder of a division

The QUOTIENT Function can be used to find out the remainder of a division.

``=C3 - (C4*QUOTIENT(C3,C4))``

Here the formula multiples the divisor/denominator with the quotient (integer portion of the division). It then subtract it from the dividend/numerator to calculate the remainder.

Note: We can also use MOD Function to find out the remainder of a division. To learn more about MOD Function, click here

QUOTIENT in Google Sheets

The QUOTIENT Function works exactly the same in Google Sheets as in Excel:

QUOTIENT Examples in VBA

You can also use the QUOTIENT function in VBA. Type:

``Application.Worksheetfunction.Quotient(numerator,denominator)``

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