quotient


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.

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

What is the quotient of 27 ÷ 3?
Choices:
A. 7
B. 8
C. 6
D. 9
Correct Answer: D
Solution:
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.

Related Terms for Quotient

  • Dividend
  • Divisor
  • Division
  • Number
  • Remainder