How to divide a range of cells by a number in Excel?
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?
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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:
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 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.
Perhaps the VBA code is somewhat difficult for you, is there an easy and quick method to deal with this work?
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.
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoVery helpful -- thank you very much!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoHello 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.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agothank you, after multiple fruitless or incomprehensible explanations, YOURS WORKED easily!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoThanks... This is really useful
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoVery clearly explained. Saved me a lot of time. Thanks a bunch!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoI just wanted to take the time to thank you for uploading this. I would've spent hours dividing all my figures.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoSome cells are not divided even after selecting the complete section
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoThanks for sharing! Helped a lot!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoThank you for sharing.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoHi,
Thanks for sharing this. Can someone also suggest a vba code to divide range of cells with decimals, e.g. divide with 0.85 or 0.9 and paste the new values in a different column? Thanks a lot in advance!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoHow do you divide cell E14 by 365?
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 years agobut how we we do it in excel 2013 ? it has changed...
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 years agoI'm sorry this did not explain anything to me thanks for tips though just did not understand.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 years agoUseful.. thank you.. :)
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 years agoThe first way to do this (Divide a range of cells by a number with Paste Special function) is brilliant. I've been using Excel for some time and never knew this - saved me masses of time with a multiplication version. Thanks!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 years agoThanks a lot! It was really helpful!