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Solution 36756: Calculating Quotient and Remainders on the TI-84 Plus Family Graphing Calculators.

When I divide two integers, how can I get the quotient and remainder instead of a decimal answer or an improper fraction on the TI-84 Plus family graphing calculators?

The TI-84 Plus family does not have an integer division function that would return the quotient and remainder of a division of integers. However, a combination of the normal division and the remainder( ) function can be used to calculate both the quotient and remainder.

For example: Division of 4/3 will return 1.3333333 in Auto mode.  The number of units 1 is the quotient.

To find the remainder use the steps below:

1) [MATH] [Right Arrow] [0] to select 0:remainder( then input 4, 3) and press [ENTER].

1 is returned.  So the division of 4/3 equals 1 with a remainder of 1 or 1+1/3.

Please see the TI-84 Plus Family guidebooks for additional information.