Definition of Quotient

When one number (dividend) is divided by another number (divisor), the result obtained is known as Quotient.

More About Quotient

    The quotient can be expressed as the number of times the divisor divides the dividend.

Video Examples: What Is a Quotient in Mathematics?

Examples of Quotient

    Here, when 35 ÷ 7, the quotient would be 5, while 35 would be called the dividend, and 7, the divisor.
    The number 16, when divided by 3, has a quotient of 5 and the remainder as 1.

Solved Example on Quotient

Ques: What is the quotient of 27 ÷ 3?

    A. 7
    B. 8
    C. 6
    D. 9
    Correct Answer: D


    Step 1: Quotient is the end result we get after we divide one number by another.
    Step 2: 27 ÷ 3 [Original expression.]
    Step 3: = 9 [Simplify.]
    Step 4: So, the quotient of 27 ÷ 3 = 9.

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