In most cases, Excel functions involve multiplying and dividing different types of data. The question of how to divide and multiply in Excel using one formula will be discussed with adequate examples.

## How to Divide and Multiply in One Excel Formula: 4 Ways

In this article, the below dataset is for demonstration purposes. For multiplication and division purposes, we put two separate number columns. We will divide Number 1 by Number 2 and then will multiply the quotient with Number 1 again. And the final result will be presented in the Result column. How we managed to get to this result will be explained with adequate examples.

### 1. Using Traditional Division and Multiplication Formula

Enforcing the traditional division and multiplication formula we can easily apply division and multiplication in a single cell using a single formula.

**Steps **

- First, you need to select the cell
**D5**and enter the following formula:

`=(B5/C5)*B5`

Here, asterisk sign (*****) performs multiplication operation, and division sign (/) performs division operation.

- And this operation will proceed following the
**PEMDAS**Where the operations of**Summation**,**Division**,**Subtraction**, and**Multiplications**are conducted in order of parentheses first then exponential after that**Multiplication**and**Division**next. In the formula in cell**D5**, the division is inside the parentheses, which is cell**B5**divided by cell**C5**, which will work out first, then it will be multiplied by cell**B5**again. - After completing the formula, you will notice that the value in cell
**D5**shows the final product of the operations.

- Getting the result in cell
**D5**, drag the fill handle icon to cell**D10.** - After doing that, all the cells in the result column are now filled with the desired values from dividing and multiplying of data from one Excel formula.

**Read More: **How to Create a Multiplication Formula in Excel

### 2. Combine QUOTIENT with PRODUCT Function in One Excel Formula

In this method we are going to use **QUOTIENT** and **PRODUCT **functions to divide and multiply number 1 column values and number 2 values, Here both of these functions will almost have the same role as “/” and “*” signs do. Implementing helpful functions like **QUOTIENT** & **PRODUCT **can easily divide and multiply of data from one Excel formula in a single cell efficiently.

**Steps **

- First, select the cell
**D5**and the following formula:

`=PRODUCT(QUOTIENT(B5, C5),B5)`

- After this, you will see the division of value in cell
**B5**by cell**C5**and the multiplication of this division by**B5**in cell**D5**.

- After this, drag the
**Fill Handle**icon in the corner of cell**D5**and drag it towards cell**D10**. You will notice that all the range of cells**D5**:**D10**now has the result of the calculations.

**How Does the Formula Actually Work?**

**QUOTIENT(B5, C5):**This function returns the division of value in cell**B5**by cell**C5.****PRODUCT(QUOTIENT(B5, C5), B5):**This function returns the value returned in the**QUOTIENT**function multiplied by the value in cell**B5**.

### 3. Implementing Paste Special Command

Paste special command is the most convenient tool to paste data to divide and multiply existing data in the cell. It directly pastes data that will either divide or multiply the originally existing numbers.

**Steps**

- First, select the range of cells
**B5**:**B10**and copy those to the range of cells**E5:E10.**

- Then select the cell values in the range of cells
**C5**:**C10,**and then right-click in the mouse. From the context menu, click**Copy.**

- Next, select the already existing values in the range of cells
**E5**:**E10**, then right-click, from the context menu, and select**Paste Special**.

- After clicking the
**Paste Special**icon, a new window will open. From that window select**Divide**in the**Operation**group. After this click**OK.**

- After clicking
**OK,**you will notice that all numbers are now being pasted but at the same time, they also divide the previously existed values.

- Then again select the values in the range of cells
**D5**:**D10.**Click the right mouse button, from the context menu, and select**Copy.**

- Next, select the already existing values in the range of cells
**E5**:**E10**, then right-click, from the context menu, and select**Paste Special**.

- After clicking the
**Paste Special**icon, a new window will open. From that window select**Multiply**in the**Operation**group. After this click**OK.**

- After clicking
**OK,**you will notice that the values existing before pasting, are now multiplied by the pasted values from the range of cells**D5**:**D10**.

**Read More: **How to Multiply Multiple Cells in Excel

### 4. Embedding VBA Macro to Divide and Multiply in Excel

Using a simple** VBA Macro** can drastically reduce the time to divide and multiply numbers in a single cell.

**Steps**

- First, go to the
**Developer**tab, then click**Visual Basic.**

- Then click on
**Insert**>**Module.**

- In the
**Module**window editor, enter the following code.

```
Function Multiply_Division(num1 As Integer, num2 As Integer)
Multiply_Division = (num1 / num2) * num1
End Function
```

- Next, close the module window and enter the following formula in the cell
**D5:**

`=Multiply_Division(B5,C5)`

- After entering the formula you will notice that cell
**D5**will have the desired output.

- Then drag the
**Fill Handle**icon in the corner of the cell and drag it down to cell**D10**to fill up the**Result**column with output values.

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## Conclusion

To sum it up, the question “how to divide and multiply in one Excel formula” is answered here in 4 different ways which consist of traditional formulas, with **QUOTIENT** and **PRODUCT** function continued using **Paste Special** tool, finally ending up with using **VBA Macro**. Among all of the methods used here, using **QUOTIENT **and **PRODUCT **formulas is the easier to understand and simple one. The VBA process is also less time-consuming and simplistic but requires prior VBA-related knowledge. Other methods don’t have such a requirement.

For this problem, a macro-enabled workbook is available for download where you can practice these methods.

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