If you are searching for some special tricks to use division formula in Excel for multiple cells then you have landed in the right place. There are some ways to use the division formula in Excel for multiple cells. This article will show you each and every step with proper illustrations so, you can easily apply them for your purpose. Letâ€™s get into the central part of the article.

**What is Division Formula in Excel?**

Actually, Excel does not have any function to perform the division operation. But we can make a division formula in Excel by the arithmetic concept.

Instead, you have to use the **Forward Slash** operator **(/)** to divide two numbers or cells in Excel. For Example:

**25/5 = 5****A1/B1 = 5,**where cell**A1**and cell**B1**hold numbers 50 and 10 respectively.**A1/10 = 5**, where cell**A1**holds the number 50.

**Division of Multiple Cells at a Time in Excel**

You can use Excelâ€™s division symbol to divide multiple cells in Excel.

For example,

**B5/C5/D5 = 5**, where **B5 = 150**, **C5 = 3** and **D5 = 10**

**How Does This Formula Work:**

In an Excel formula, division and multiplication have the same order of calculation but with left-to-right associativity.

- So, at first,
**B5/C5**will be calculated = 150/3 = 50 - Then the result of
**B5/C5**(50) will be divided by**D5**= 50/10 = 5

Now check out this image.

You see that formula **=A2/(B2/C2) **has returned a value of 500. Why?

Because, according to calculation order, the expression inside a parenthesis will be evaluated first.

- So,
**(B2/C2)**will be evaluated at first**= 3/10 = 0.3333** - Next
**A2**will be divided by the result of**B2/C2****(0.3333) = 150/0.3333 = 500**

Hope this is clear to you.

**Divide Two or More Numbers Using Forward Slash (/):**

Dividing two or more numbers using Excelâ€™s division symbol is the same as dividing two or more cells. See the image below.

**Important Notes:**

Donâ€™t forget to place an **equal **sign** (=) **before the formula; otherwise Excel might treat your entry as a date value. For example, if you input the value 11/19, Excel will show your entry as 19-Nov.

Or, if you type 11/50, the cell might show value Nov-50. The cell will hold value 11/1/1950. This time as 50 cannot be a day value, Excel assumes that youâ€™re typing the month and the year.

In this section, I will show you 4 quick and easy methods to use the division formula in Excel for multiple cells on the Windows operating system. You will find detailed explanations with clear illustrations of each thing in this article. I have used the Microsoft 365 version here. But you can use any other versions as of your availability. If anything in this article doesnâ€™t work in your version then leave us a comment.

**1. Applying Formula to Divide Entire Column Values by Specific Number in Excel**

Suppose you want to divide the values of an entire column or divide a group of cells using a specific number (say 10). Use these steps.

**Steps:**

- In the cell
**C5**, insert this formula:

`=`

`B5/10`

- Now, drag the
**Fill Handle**icon to paste the used formula respectively to the other cells of the column or use**CTRL+C**Â and**CTRL+V**Â to copy and paste.

- And here is the result. On the right side of the image, you are seeing the formulas. I have used to
**FORMULATEXT function**to get the formulas used in column**C**.

**Read More:Â **How to Divide a Column by a Number in Excel

**2. Dividing Values Using Absolute Cell Reference with Dynamic User Input in a Column**

Now, what if you need to divide the above column with the number 50?

Will you edit the formula by changing the number from 10 to 50, and then copy the formula for other cells in the column?

It is not a good idea. Rather we can write this formula newly. Check out the image below. We have written the formula using an absolute cell reference to execute division operation. Follow the steps below for this.

**Steps:**

- Insert the value of the Dividend in cell
**C4**. - Then, insert the formula into cell
**C7**to get the result.

`=B7/$C$4`

- Now, drag the fill handle icon to get the column filled with a similar formula. In column
**D**, you will see the formula text which is used in column**C**.

- By inserting different values in cell
**B2**, we can divide the column with different numbers.

Check out the following GIF image.

**Read More:Â **How to Divide One Column by Another in ExcelÂ

## 3. Applying Division Formula with Excel QUOTIENT Function for Multiple Cells

You can use the **QUOTIENT function** to get the quotient value in the integer form excluding the remainder. This function returns the integer part of a division without remainder.

To use this function, insert this formula into the cell **D5**:

`=QUOTIENT(B5,C5)`

**🔎 Formula Explanation:**

**Syntax of QUOTIENT function** is: **QUOTIENT(numerator, denominator)**

**Numerator = B5**: It is the Dividend which is the number to be divided**Denominator = C5**: It is the Divisor by which the number will be divided.

- Now, drag the
**Fill Handle**icon to paste the used formula respectively to the other cells of the column or use Excel keyboard shortcuts**CTRL+C**Â and**CTRL+V**Â to copy and paste.

**Read More:Â **How to Divide for Entire Row in Excel

**4. Inserting Division Formula in Excel to Divide Multiple Cells by 1000**

Suppose,Â cellÂ **B5Â = 10,000** and you want to divide B5 by 1000. You can use these ways:

- You can directly, divide
**cell B5**by 1000. For this, use this formula in**cell C5**:

`=B5/1000`

- Also, you can insert the divisor 1000 in a cell and then, make a cell reference of it to divide. In this case, use the formula below when you have inserted the value 1000 in
**cell G4**:

`=B5/$G$4`

- In both cases, you will get the same result, in the first case, you canâ€™t change the dividend value all at once but you can do it in 2nd case.

**5. Using Excel Formula in Multiple Cells to Add and Divide Simultaneously**

If you want to add some numbers and then divide the sum value with another number, this is a little bit tricky. Suppose you want to add two numbers (say they are 50 and 60) and then want to divide the result with another number 11.

Here is the formula: **(50 + 60)/11 = 110/11 = 10**

If you write the formula in this way: **50 + 60/11**, it will result =** 50 + 5.45 = 55.45**; you will not get the desired result. Because, according to the order of calculations, the division will perform first (with the left to right associativity) and then the addition.

So, you have to place the addition within a parenthesis. Parenthesis has a higher order of calculations than division.

Now, let’s see several formulas to add and then divide in Excel.

**Add and Divide by Typing Numbers Within Cell:**

Letâ€™s assume 7 randomly chosen numbers that are to be added and then divided by a fractional number, e.g. 1.052632. We will perform these two operations simultaneously using the following formula within a cell.

`=(2500+2300+1700+2600+3000+3500+2300)/1.052632`

**Using Cell Reference and Excel Functions to Add and Then Divide:**

Typing numbers in a formula is not really a good idea. It will be better to use Excel functions with cell references to add and divide using a single formula.

Here we will show you 3 exemplary formulas.

**Formula Using Cell References Only:**

`=(B5+B6+B7+B8+B9+B10+B11)/D5`

**Formula Using SUM Function:**

`=SUM(B5:B11)/D5`

**Formula Using QUOTIENT Function:**

`=QUOTIENT(SUM(B5:B11),D5)`

**Handling #DIV/0! Error in Excel Division Formula**

In mathematics, you cannot divide a number by zero (0). It is not allowed.

So, when you divide a number by zero in Excel, it will show an error. It is **#DIV/0! Error**.

We can handle **#DIV/0! Error** in Excel using two functions:

**1. Handling #DIV/0! Error Using IFERROR Function**

First, letâ€™s use the **IFERROR** function to handle **#DIV/0! Error**.

**Syntax of IFERROR Function:**

**IFFERROR(value, value_if_error)**

See how I have used the **IFFERROR** function to handle the **#DIV/0! Error**.

**Generic Formula:**

**=IFERROR(Division_formula, Value_if_error)**

**Used Formula in the Following Example:**

`=IFERROR(B3/C3,"Not allowed")`

**2. Handling #DIV/0! Error Using IF function**

Now, I will use the **IF** function to handle the #DIV/0! Error.

**Syntax of IF Function:**

**IF(logical_test, [value_if_true], [value_if_false])**

Here is the way to use the IF function to handle **#DIV/0! Error**.

**Generic Formula:**

**=IF(Set condition as denominator equals to zero, Value_if_true, division_formula)**

**Used Formula in the Following Example:**

`=IF(C19=0, "Not allowed",B19/C19)`

**Download Practice Workbook**

You can download the practice workbook from here:

**Conclusion**

In this article, you have found how to use the division formula in Excel for multiple cells. I hope you found this article helpful. Please, drop comments, suggestions, or queries if you have any in the comment section below.

**<< Go Back to Divide in Excel | Calculate in ExcelÂ | Learn Excel**