Struggling with how to divide in Google Sheets?

Whether you're splitting costs, calculating averages, or distributing resources, knowing how to perform division in this tool is essential.

This guide is your one-stop resource for mastering division in Google Sheets, covering everything from basic division between two cells to more advanced techniques like dividing without remainders.

No more confusion—just straightforward, actionable steps.

**In this guide, you'll learn how to:**

Divide two single cells in Google Sheets.

Perform division across an entire column.

Divide without getting a remainder.

Use advanced functions for complex division tasks.

Divide multiple cells effortlessly.

## Basics of Division in Google Sheets

Before we start crunching numbers, it's important to understand how division works in Google Sheets.

At its core, division is as straightforward as it gets. You'll mostly use the forward slash / to perform this operation.

Sounds simple, right? But don't be fooled—there are various ways to wield this basic formula for different scenarios, and we're going to cover them all. Let's kick things off with the simplest form of division between two individual cells.

Follow the examples by copying the spreadsheet.

### 1. Simple Division

The most basic form of division involves just two cells. Let's say you have the number 100 in cell A1 and 4 in cell B1. To divide A1 by B1, you would:

Select the cell where you want the result to appear, say, C1

Type =A1/B1 and press Enter

Voilà! Your result, which should be 25, will appear in cell C1.

### 2. Dividing a Column by a Constant

Sometimes, you may want to divide an entire column by a single number. For instance, if you're converting a column of hours into days, you might want to divide by 24. Here's how:

Suppose your hours are in Column A, from A1 to A10

Select the cell where you want the first result, like B1

Type =A1/24 and press Enter

Drag the fill handle (the small box at the lower-right corner of the cell) down to fill the formula for the entire column

And just like that, you've divided a whole column by a constant!

### 3. Google Sheets Divide Without Remainder: ROUNDDOWN Function

What if you want to divide numbers but only get a whole number as the result, effectively dividing without a remainder? Google Sheets has a handy function for this called ROUNDDOWN.

Suppose you have the number 10 in cell A1 and 3 in cell B1. Normally, A1/B1 would result in 3.3333.... But you want just 3. Here's how:

Select the cell where you want the result, say C1

Type =ROUNDDOWN(A1/B1, 0) and press Enter

The 0 in the formula specifies that you want zero decimal places. Now, your result will be 3, effectively dividing A1 by B1 without a remainder.

### 4. Google Sheets How to Divide a Cell

Sometimes, division isn't the only operation you're performing. You might want to use other functions like SUM or AVERAGE in conjunction with division. Here's how to do it:

Let's say you have numbers in cells A1 to A5, and you want to get the average and then divide it by 2. You would:

Select the cell where you want the result, for example, B1

Type =AVERAGE(A1:A5)/2 and press Enter

By using the AVERAGE function combined with division, you'll get your desired result in one go.

You can similarly use other functions like SUM, MIN, MAX, etc., depending on your needs.

### How to Divide Multiple Cells in Google Sheets: Using ARRAYFORMULA for Batch Division

When you're faced with the task of dividing multiple cells by a constant or another range of cells, manually entering formulas just won't cut it. That's where the ARRAYFORMULA function steps in to save the day.

For example, imagine you have a list of prices in Column A (from A1 to A5) and you want to divide each by 2. Here’s what you’d do:

Place your cursor in the cell where you want the result to start, like B1

Type =ARRAYFORMULA(A1:A5 / 2) and press Enter

This formula will divide each value in Column A by 2 and populate the corresponding cells in Column B with the results.

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