Math Definitions - Letter Q


Definition of Quotient

Definition of Quotient

"Quotient" is the word we use to describe the answer we get when we divide a number by another number.

\(\text{quotient} = \text{dividend}\div \text{divisor}\).
The dividend is the number we're dividing up, and the divisor is the number we're dividing by.

In the picture, we're dividing the \(12\) pandas up into four groups. Each of the four groups contains \(3\) pandas. This corresponds to the division, \(12 \div 4\). The answer is \(3\), so the quotient is \(3\).


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter Q

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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