QUOTIENTformula in Google Sheets returns the integer portion of a division operation. It takes two parameters, the
divisor. The formula divides the
divisorand returns the quotient without the remainder.
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QUOTIENTformula not working?
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QUOTIENT formula with the syntax shown below, it has 2 required parameters:
- dividend (required):
The number to be divided.
- divisor (required):
The number to divide by.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
QUOTIENTformula in Google Sheets.
Splitting a total amount into equal parts
If you have a total amount that needs to be split into equal parts, you can use the
QUOTIENT formula to determine how much each part should be. For example, if you have a total of $100 that needs to be split into 5 equal parts, you can use the formula
=QUOTIENT(100,5) to get the result of $20.
Calculating the number of hours worked
If you have a total number of minutes worked and need to convert it to hours, you can use the
QUOTIENT formula. For example, if you have worked 375 minutes, you can use the formula
=QUOTIENT(375,60) to get the result of 6 hours.
Finding the number of weeks between two dates
If you have two dates and need to find the number of weeks between them, you can use the
QUOTIENT formula. For example, if you have a start date in cell A2 and an end date in cell B2, you can use the formula
=QUOTIENT(B2-A2,7) to get the result of the number of weeks between the two dates.
QUOTIENTnot working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
QUOTIENTGoogle Sheets Formula:
Divide by zero error
If the divisor is 0, the formula will return a #DIV/0! error. To avoid this, make sure that the divisor is not 0.
The QUOTIENT function requires two arguments: the dividend and the divisor. If you include more or fewer arguments, or if you use the wrong type of arguments, the formula will return an error.
Incorrect order of arguments
The order of the dividend and divisor in the QUOTIENT function matters. Make sure that you put the dividend first and the divisor second.
The following functions are similar to
QUOTIENT or are often used with it in a formula:
INTformula rounds a given value down to the nearest integer. This formula is often used to simplify large numbers or to convert decimal values to integers. The formula takes a single parameter, the value to be rounded down. If the value is already an integer, the formula will return the same value. If the value is a decimal, the formula will round down to the nearest integer.
MODfunction returns the remainder of a division operation. It takes two numeric inputs: the dividend and divisor. The result will be the remainder after the dividend has been divided by the divisor. This function is often used in financial and accounting calculations.
ROUNDformula rounds a number to a specified number of decimal places. It is commonly used to simplify large numbers or to make a number more readable. The formula can round both positive and negative numbers. If the
placesparameter is not specified, the formula rounds to the nearest integer.
CEILINGfunction returns a number rounded up to the nearest multiple of a specified factor. It is commonly used to round up prices to the nearest dollar or to adjust numbers to fit into specific increments.
The FLOOR formula rounds a given number down to the nearest multiple of a specified factor. It is commonly used when dealing with financial data or when working with time values. The function takes a value and an optional factor as arguments and returns the rounded down value.
You can learn more about the
QUOTIENT Google Sheets function on Google Support.