# Quotient

In arithmetic, a quotient (from Latin: quotiens 'how many times', pronounced /ˈkwʃənt/) is a quantity produced by the division of two numbers.[1] The quotient has widespread use throughout mathematics, and is commonly referred to as the integer part of a division (in the case of Euclidean division),[2] or as a fraction or a ratio (in the case of proper division). For example, when dividing 20 (the dividend) by 3 (the divisor), the quotient is "6 with a remainder of 2" in the Euclidean division sense, and ${\displaystyle 6{\tfrac {2}{3}}}$ in the proper division sense. In the second sense, a quotient is simply the ratio of a dividend to its divisor.