QUOTIENT Excel Formula


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In this tutorial, you will learn excel QUOTIENT function. QUOTIENT excel formula is useful to get the division result without a remainder from a number in the spreadsheet.


Why do We Need to Learn Excel QUOTIENT Function?


In doing number processing in a spreadsheet, sometimes we want to do division calculation that produces a result without the remainder or decimal in it after the calculation process is completed. It is done when we want to get a whole number from the division process that we do.

As a simple example in our job, imagine the situation where we need to divide the sales target quantity equally to each salesperson in the company. If we do the division process directly, then usually there will be decimal or remainder in the result of the calculation. On the other hand, a product quantity cannot be counted by using decimals so it will be troublesome because we need to see the calculation result again so we can correct it further.

Or when we want to get the allocation for each production machine to achieve the production target of all of the company’s products. Like in the previous case, the quantity should not be allocated with decimal or remainder. If we want to do equal division for the allocation, then we need to do the division process that produces a result without the remainder.

To help make the specific calculation process that we want to do easier, then you can use the QUOTIENT excel formula. Excel QUOTIENT function can do the division process and give a result without the remainder or decimals. It will be very useful to be understood if you often do numbers calculation in the spreadsheet where there might be the need like the one mentioned in the previous two cases.


What is the QUOTIENT Excel Formula?


QUOTIENT excel formula is a formula with the usage objective to get a division result from a number without the remainder. Because there is no remainder from the calculation process which is done, then the division result of this function is always in the form of a whole number.

Generally, the inputs of this formula can be explained as follows:


=QUOTIENT(numerator, denominator)


Notes:
  • numerator = the number to be divided
  • denominator = the distributor number



How to Use Excel QUOTIENT Function?


The following will explain the steps to write the QUOTIENT excel formula. Excel QUOTIENT function needs two inputs which are the number that you want to divide and the number that will divide it.


Using QUOTIENT Excel Formula


  1. Type equal sign ( = ) in the cell where you want to put the result in

    QUOTIENT Excel Formula - Screenshot of Step 1

  2. Type QUOTIENT (can be with large and small letters) and open bracket sign after =

    QUOTIENT Excel Formula - Screenshot of Step 2

  3. Type number / cell coordinate where the number which you want to process is after open bracket sign followed by a comma sign ( , )

    QUOTIENT Excel Formula - Screenshot of Step 3

  4. Type the divider number or cell coordinate where you put the divider number after the comma sign

    QUOTIENT Excel Formula - Screenshot of Step 4

  5. Type close bracket sign

    QUOTIENT Excel Formula - Screenshot of Step 5

  6. Type Enter
  7. The process is done!

    QUOTIENT Excel Formula - Screenshot of Step 7



Exercise


After you have understood how to use the excel QUOTIENT function, you can practice your understanding to deepen it by doing the following exercise!

Download the exercise file and answer all the questions. Download the answer key file if you have answered all of the questions and want to check your answers or you are confused about how to answer them!

Link of the exercise file:
Download here

Questions

  1. How many are the allocation of the product quantities per machine without decimal?
  2. How many are the allocation of the product quantities per salesperson without decimal?
  3. How many are the allocation of the product quantities per distributor without decimal?

Link of the answer key file:
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Additional Notes

  • If you want to get the remainder instead, then you can use the MOD formula. MOD has similar writing with excel QUOTIENT function
  • If you want to learn how to divide normally in the spreadsheet, you can do that by reading another tutorial in Compute Expert!




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