Quotient

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In mathematics, the quotient is the end result of a division equation. For example, in the equation 6÷3, the quotient would be 2. Then 6 would be the dividend, and 3 would be the divisor. The quotient can also be expressed as the number of times the divisor adds together into the dividend.

A quotient can also mean just the integral part of the result of dividing two integers. For example, the quotient of 17 ÷ 5 would be 3, whilst the remainder would be 2.

Quotients also come up in certain tests, like the IQ test, which stands for intelligence quotient. In this case, your quotient is your score. In recent decades, as people begin to emphasise full personal development, other similar quotients appeared.