# Quotient Definition

It is the **final answer** that we get at the end of the **division process**. When we divide a number by any other number, the answer we get at the end will be termed a **Quotient**. Let us tell you through an example.

**For example, **when **36** is divided by **9**, we get **4** as the answer to this division. In this case, **“4”** is the quotient because it is the final answer of the division process.

**Note:**

You can read about Division here.

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Doesn’t matter whether the final answer is the **whole number** or a ** decimal**, it will be termed a quotient. **For example**, when we divide **11** by **2**, we get **5.5** as the final answer. It will also be called the quotient instead of giving any other name.

**Note:**

Read about **Whole numbers** and **Decimals** here.

## Other terms of division

In division, the quotient is only a single term from the four major terms of this process. Let us show you other terms here briefly.

**Divisor:**It is the number that will divide the other number.**Dividend:**It is the number that is going to be divided by the second number.**Remainder:**It is the remaining part of the division process that can’t be divided by the divisor.

**Note:**

Read about **Divisor**, Dividend Payout Ratio, and **Remainder** here

### Quotient definition in terms of divisor & dividend

As you have learned about divisor and dividend, let us tell you the quotient with respect to these terms.

“Quotient is the final answer that comes up when a **dividend** is divided by a **divisor”**. It is simple to understand by solving easy examples like we have done in the above section for you.

### General formula to find the quotient

With respect to the above terms, you can also remember a simple formula to find the quotient. Here is the general formula to do so.

Quotient = Dividend ÷ Divisor

### Fun Facts about Quotient

- An
**even number**when divided by**2**will always leave a**whole number** - A quotient can either be a
**decimal or**a**whole number.** - The division process can have only
**one**and**one reminder**

### FAQ's

**What is the formula to find the quotient?**

To find the quotient, you can follow this specific formula.

Quotient = Dividend ÷ Divisor

**How can we find the remainder?**

To find the remainder, you have to divide the dividend by a divisor. If a divisor is unable to divide the other term completely, it will leave a number at the end that will be less than the divisor. That term will be the remainder of the question.

**What is the difference between quotient and product?**

The quotient is the answer that comes out when two terms are divided while the product is the answer that comes when two numbers are multiplied.

**Is quotient always a whole number?**

No, a quotient can either be a whole number or a decimal.

**What is the quotient of 21 divided by 3?**

The quotient we get after dividing 21 by 3 is “7”.