A Quotient is the output of a Division Function (with a Divisor and a Dividend).
- (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=ratio
- S: (n) ratio (the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient))
- S: (n) proportion, ratio (the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree) "an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations"; "a dry martini has a large proportion of gin"
- Dept. of Eduction, University of Irvine. (2009). “CSET Math Glossary."
- quotient. When performing division, the number of times one value can be multiplied to reach the other value represents the quotient. For example, when dividing 6 by 3, 3 can be multiplied twice, making 6, so the quotient is 2.
- A ratio is a comparison of two numbers. We generally separate the two numbers in the ratio with a colon (:). Suppose we want to write the ratio of 8 and 12. We can write this as 8:12 or as a fraction 8/12, and we say the ratio is eight to twelve.