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How to divide a range of cells by a number in Excel?

Author: Tech Support Last Modified: 2024-02-04

Sometimes, we may need to modify a range of cells in Excel quickly. For example, I have a range of cells which containing the prices of a group of products, and I want to divide all the prices by 2, and now here comes the question, how can I quickly divide a range of cells by a number?

Divide a range of cells by a number with Paste Special function

Quickly divide a range of cells by a number with Kutools for Excel

Divide a range of cells by a number with VBA code


Divide a range of cells by a number with Paste Special function

For example, I will divide all the cells by a number 15, using Paste Special function of Excel, you can accomplish this task with the following steps:

1. Insert the divisor number such as 15 into an empty cell and copy it.

2. Highlight the range that you want to divide all numbers by 15 and right-click, choose Paste Special from the menu.

3. In the Paste Special dialog box, click All option in the Paste section, select the Divide option in the Operation section, and finally click the OK button.

4. Delete the number 15 you have entered before.

Now the range of cells has been divided by 15 in bulk. See screenshot:

Quickly divide all cells in a range by a certain number in bulk in Excel

Click Kutools > More > Operation. The Kutools for Excel's Operation Tools can help you quickly divide all cells in a specified range by a certain number in Excel.
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Quickly divide a range of cells by a number with Kutools for Excel

Perhaps the Paste Special method is somewhat difficult for you, is there an easy and quick method to deal with this work? Yes, the Operation feature of Kutools for Excel can help you divide a range of cells by a number within seconds!

Note: To apply this Operation feature, firstly, you should download and install Kutools for Excel.

1. Select the range with numbers you want to divide by a certain number. and then click Kutools > More > Operation, see screenshot:

3. In the Operation Tools dialog box, select Division in the Operation box, input the divisor number such as 15 in the Operand box. And you can see the results from the Preview Pane. And finally click the OK or Apply button. See screenshot:

Note: If you want to create formulas as well, please check Create formulas option. If the selected cells include formulas, and you don’t want to divide the calculated results of the formula, please check Skip formula cells option.
Tip: To use this feature, you should install Kutools for Excel first, please click to download and have a 30-day free trial now.

Divide a range of cells by a number with VBA code

With the VBA code, you can also divide a range cells by a number automatically.

1. Select the range you want it to be divided by a number.

2. Click Developer > Visual Basic, a new Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window will display, click Insert > Module, and then input the following code in the Module:

VBA: Divide a range of cells by a number

Sub DivisionNum()
'Updateby20140128
Dim Rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
Dim xNum As Integer
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
xNum = Application.InputBox("Division num", xTitleId, Type:=1)
For Each Rng In WorkRng
    Rng.Value = Rng.Value / xNum
Next
End Sub

3. Then click doc-divide-5 button to run the code. In a popping up dialog box, please select the range with numbers you want to divide by a certain number, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

4. In the second popping up dialog box, enter the divisor number, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Now all numbers in selected range are divided by number 15.


Demo: Quickly divide a range of cells by a number with Kutools for Excel


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Habrá alguna forma de hacer esto mismo pero en Google Sheets ??
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how to use page break in large excel file
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Very helpful -- thank you very much!
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Hello Sir, I have data in excel and it is all mixed up. Every 60 cells are having one person details and we want this to be copied in separate sheet. The copying is to be row into column.
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thank you, after multiple fruitless or incomprehensible explanations, YOURS WORKED easily!
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Thanks... This is really useful
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Very clearly explained. Saved me a lot of time. Thanks a bunch!
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I just wanted to take the time to thank you for uploading this. I would've spent hours dividing all my figures.
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Some cells are not divided even after selecting the complete section
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Thanks for sharing! Helped a lot!
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