Divide

 

There's no DIVIDE function in Excel. Simply use the forward slash (/) to divide numbers in Excel.

1. The formula below divides numbers in a cell. Use the forward slash (/) as the division operator. Don't forget, always start a formula with an equal sign (=).

Divide Numbers in a Cell

2. The formula below divides the value in cell A1 by the value in cell B1.

Divide Numbers by Using Cell References

3. Excel displays the #DIV/0! error when a formula tries to divide a number by 0 or an empty cell.

#DIV/0! error

4. The formula below divides 43 by 8. Nothing special.

Simple Division in Excel

5. You can use the QUOTIENT function in Excel to return the integer portion of a division. This function discards the remainder of a division.

Quotient Function

6. The MOD function in Excel returns the remainder of a division.

Mod Function

Take a look at the screenshot below. To divide the numbers in one column by the numbers in another column, execute the following steps.

7a. First, divide the value in cell A1 by the value in cell B1.

Relative Reference

7b. Next, select cell C1, click on the lower right corner of cell C1 and drag it down to cell C6.

Divide Numbers in One Column by Numbers in Another Column

Take a look at the screenshot below. To divide a column of numbers by a constant number, execute the following steps.

8a. First, divide the value in cell A1 by the value in cell A8. Fix the reference to cell A8 by placing a $ symbol in front of the column letter and row number ($A$8).

Absolute Reference

8b. Next, select cell B1, click on the lower right corner of cell B1 and drag it down to cell B6.

Divide a Column of Numbers by a Constant Number

Explanation: when we drag the formula down, the absolute reference ($A$8) stays the same, while the relative reference (A1) changes to A2, A3, A4, etc.

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