Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 19:36:16 -0600 (CST) Name: brian
Who is asking: Student Question:
what is a quotient? Hi Brian Consider the division question: 8/4 = 2. The number that you are dividing into is the dividend and is 8. The number that you are dividing by is the divisor and is 4. The number of full times that the divisor will "go into" the dividend, i.e. the number of 4's that there are in 8 is the quotient and is 2. Even if you have a division like 9/4 where the answer is 2 and 1/4 the quotient is still 2 (even though there is a remainder of 1).
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