Delving into Division


You already know how to perform normal division using the / operator, but need to perform other division operations, such as modulo division.


Use Excel's various division functions, which are summarized in Table 7-2.

Table 7-2. Common division functions






Returns the remainder of numerator / denominator.



Returns the integer part of numerator / denominator.


=GCD(n1, n2, n3, ...)

Returns the greatest common divisor of the given integer numbers.


See Also

Excel also supports division of complex numbers. See Recipe 7.13 for more information. Take a look at Recipe 7.3 for a neat little trick you can do in Excel to quickly scale or shift a selected set of data.

Using Excel

Getting Acquainted with Visual Basic for Applications

Collecting and Cleaning Up Data


Statistical Analysis

Time Series Analysis

Mathematical Functions

Curve Fitting and Regression

Solving Equations

Numerical Integration and Differentiation

Solving Ordinary Differential Equations

Solving Partial Differential Equations

Performing Optimization Analyses in Excel

Introduction to Financial Calculations


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