While performing some calculations in Microsoft Excel, we need to divide a group of cells by a number. We can divide a cell or the group of cells easily in Excel. Todayâ€™s task is to divide a group of cells by a number. In this article, weâ€™ll learn **three **quick and suitable ways to divide a group of cells by a number in **Excel **effectively with appropriate illustrations.

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## 3 Suitable Ways to Divide a Group of Cells by a Number in Excel

Letâ€™s say, we have a dataset that contains information about several **sales representatives** of the **Armani **group. The type of products and the revenue earned by the sales representatives are given in columns **C, **and **D** respectively. We will divide revenue earned by a number 12. We can easily do that by using the paste special command, the **SUM** function, and **VBA macros** also. Hereâ€™s an overview of the dataset for todayâ€™s task.

### 1. Use the Paste Special Command to Divide a Group of Cells by a Number in Excel

We will use the **Paste Special** command to divide a group of cells by a number in Excel. This is the easiest and time-saving way. Here, weâ€™ll divide the revenue earned by the **sales representatives** by a number **12**. Letâ€™s follow the steps below to learn!

**Step 1:**

- First of all, select the number 12 and copy it by using the keyboard shortcuts
**Ctrl + C**. Then select the cells array which is divided by**12**.

- After that, from your Home tab, go to,

**Home â†’ Clipboard â†’ Paste â†’ Paste Special**

**Step 2:**

- Hence, a
**Paste Special**dialog box will appear in front of you. From that window, firstly, select the**Divide**option from the**Operation**At last, press**OK**.

- After completing the above process, you will be able to divide the group of cells titled revenue earned by a number
**12**that has been given in the below screenshot.

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### 2. Apply the SUM Function to Divide a Group of Cells by a Number in Excel

Now, we will apply **the SUM function** to divide a group of cells by a number. This is the easiest way to divide a group of cells by a number. Firstly, we will sup up the group of cells **D5 **to **D14 **by using **the SUM function. **Then we divide the output of **the SUM function** by **25**. Letâ€™s follow the instructions below to learn!

**Step 1:**

- First, select cell
**D16**to write down**the SUM function**. The**SUM**function is,

`=SUM(D5:D14)`

- Hence, press
**Enter**on your keyboard and you will get**$6,440,830**as the return of**the SUM function.**

**Step 2:**

- Again, select cell
**D18**to divide the value of cell**D16**. Now type the below formula in that cell.

`=D16/D17`

- Further, again, simply press
**Enter**on your keyboard and you will get**$257,633.20**as the return of**the formula.**

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### 3. Run a VBA Code to Divide a Group of Cells by a Number in Excel

In this method, we will divide a group of cells by a number by applying the **VBA Code**. Applying the **VBA **code to divide a group of cells by a number is the easiest and the time-saving also. Letâ€™s follow the instructions below to learn!

**Step 1:**

- First of all, from your
**Developer**tab, go to,

**Developer â†’ Visual Basic**

- After clicking on the
**Visual Basic**ribbon, a window named**Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications â€“ Divide a Group of cells by a Number**will instantly appear in front of you. From that window, we will insert a module for applying our**VBA code**. To do that, go to,

**Insert â†’ Module**

**Step 2:**

- Hence, the
**Divide a Group of cells by a Number**module pops up. In the**Divide a Group of cells by a Number**module, write down the below**VBA**

```
Sub Divide_Group_of_Cells()
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Dim R As Range
Dim WR As Range
Dim i As Integer
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "Divide a Group of Cells"
Set WR = Application.Selection
Set WR = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WR.Address, Type:=8)
i = Application.InputBox("Division num", xTitleId, Type:=1)
For Each R In WR
R.Value = R.Value / i
Next
End Sub
```

- After that, run the
**VBA**To do that, go to,

**Run â†’ Run Sub/UserForm**

- After running the code, a dialog box named
**Divide a Group of cells**will appear instantly in front of you. From the**Divide a Group of cells**dialog box, type**$D$5:$D$14**in the**Range**Then press**OK**.

- By pressing
**OK**, a new dialog box pops up and in that dialog box, write down**20**in the**Division num.**At last, press**OK**.

**Step 3:**

- After completing the above process, you will be able to divide a group of cells by a number
**20**which has been given below screenshot.

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## Things to Remember

đź‘‰** #DIV/0 **error occurs when the **denominator **is **0 **or the reference of the cell is not valid.

## Conclusion

I hope all of the suitable methods mentioned above to divide a group of cells by a number will now provoke you to apply them in your Excel spreadsheets with more productivity. You are most welcome to feel free to comment if you have any questions or queries.

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