# How do I show using math symbols “get quotient without remainder”

For example, for 10/3, I only want to get 3, not 3.333. Is there a math operation that does this?

1. Use the floor function $\lfloor \frac{a}{b} \rfloor$
2. Subtract the remainder and then divide: $\frac{a - ({a \text{ mod } b})}{b}$
Use the floor function, which takes a rational number and outputs the quotient (hence subtracts the remainder from the rational number): $\lfloor x \rfloor$, where $x$ is a given fraction.
So $\lfloor 10/3 \rfloor = 3$, e.g.
• Go Vikes! ${}{}$ – Asaf Karagila Jan 5 '14 at 16:45