# How to Divide in Excel?

Learn Excel division with 7 formulas! Explore practical examples for efficient calculations at excel-learn.com.

- In Excel, there is no specific function for the division. Instead, it is quite simple; use the
**“/” operator**. For example,

- You may use the forward slash
**"/"**for the division in cells directly or in the formula bar as well. - You may also use QUOTIENT Function that returns integer portion of the division:

Result = 10

- In this tutorial, I am going to show you simply dividing by typing within cells along with division in formulas, so keep reading.

**Divide two numbers by typing within the cell**

In the cell, type:

**=100/10**

and press enter, it should display the result 10.

In the formula bar, you can see the division formula is added automatically.

**Dividing two cells' number by reference**

Similarly, you may divide numbers in two cells by giving the cell references.

For example, A2 cell contains 100 and A3 10.

Now type **=A2/A3** in the A4 cell and press enter. It should display the result after dividing two cell numbers as shown below:

Again, the division formula is typed automatically in the formula bar.

**Using multiple operators to understand division order**

If you are using multiple mathematical operators in a formula including division then you should understand the order in how Excel operates.

For example:

Because the division occurs first than addition. Similarly, if you are subtracting followed by division, again division occurs first as shown below:

**Note:**+ and – have the same operation order. The Excel will calculate the one first that comes towards the left.

**What if multiplication comes first?**

The Excel will first multiply then divide and finally add in the above case.

See a few multiple calculation formulas in the Excel sheet below for learning more about this:

**The example of dividing a range of cells by a given number**

The following example shows using the **SUM function** to get the total of a given **range** and then we divided it by a number in another cell.

Have a look at the formula and result:

The SUM/divide formula:

You can see, the sum of cells C2 to C5 is 100. I entered 25 in the D7 cell which resulted in 4.

**Dividing cell values by a given number - “Paste Special” technique**

In the above example, we got the sum and then divided the range of cells.

In this example, you will see how to divide the individual cell values by a specific number using the **“Paste Special”** technique.

To do that, follow the steps below:

Enter the number that you want to use for the division in an empty cell and copy it as shown below:

You can see, I entered 5 and pressed **Ctrl+C** to copy it. You may also right-click to copy that cell.

Select/highlight the range of cells that you want to divide by that number.

For the example, I highlighted A2 to A8 cells. After highlighting, right-click and press the “**Paste Special**” option.

Be noted, the number that we want to divide this range of cells is still in copy mode:

The “Paste Special” dialog should appear. Select the **“All”** option under **“Paste”** and **“Divide”** under the "**Operation"** option as shown below:

As you press OK, the selected range should have been divided by the specified number in the cell that you copied. As I entered 5, see the resultant sheet below:

Is not that cool?