 Whether you need to divide static integers or data from two cells or the entire contents of two columns, Google Sheets provides a couple of methods to help you calculate the quotient. Here’s how.

## Using the DIVIDE Formula

Click on an empty cell and type `=DIVIDE(<dividend>,<divisor>)` into the cell or the formula entry field, replacing `<dividend>` and `<divisor>`with the two numbers you want to divide.

Note: The dividend is the number to be divided, and the divisor is the number to divide by. You can also use the data inside another cell. Instead of a number, type the cell number and Sheets will automatically put the integer from that cell in its place.

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After you input the numbers or cell numbers, press the “Enter” key and Sheets will place the results in the cell. ## Using the Divide Operand

This method uses the Divide operand (/) to find the product of some numbers. The only difference is if you have more than two numbers, you’re able to input as many as you want, whereas the previous formula is limited to two.

From your Google Sheets spreadsheet, click an empty cell and type `=<dividend>/<divisor>` into the cell or the formula entry field, replacing `<dividend>` and `<divisor>` with the two numbers you want to divide. Just like before, you can reference other cells inside the spreadsheet. Replace either number with the number of a cell that contains a number in it. After you input the numbers or cell numbers, press the “Enter” key and Sheets will place the results in the cell. If you’re working with a table and want to divide the data from Rows 1 and 2 into Row 3, Google Sheets has a neat feature that applies the formula to the rest of the cells in Row 3. It fills in the remaining cells with the formula and the results.

Double-click the little blue square, and, like magic, the rest of the table is filled in with the product of the two numbers. This feature can be used with either formula, but it works only when using cell references. 