Look carefully at this calculator method for finding the quotient and remainder when you carry out a division.
But first, what is a quotient?
Sounds complicated? Do not worry, this fancy word simply means the result when one number is divided by another, or the whole number.
We're sure you're familiar with remainders, but just in case, a remainder is the amount left over after a sum.
792 ÷ 26
1) Divide 792 by 26 on your calculator.
Your answer is 30.46153846...
2) Subtract the whole number (quotient), 30, to leave the decimal part, 0.461538460...
DO NOT COPY DOWN THE DECIMAL PART AND RE-ENTER IT. This will lead to inaccuracies.
3) Now multiply the decimal remainder by 26 to give the whole number remainder of 12.
So 792 ÷ 26 = 30 remainder 12
(30 is the quotient and 12 is the remainder)
Let's give this a go!