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Excel Formula: Split dollars and cents

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-02-26

This tutorial provides formulas to separate dollars and cents into two columns as below screenshot shown. Moreover, it explains the arguments and how the formulas work in Excel.
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Split to dollars

Generic formula:



Number: the number you want to round down to nearest integer.

How this formula work

To extract the dollars from cell B3, please use below formula:


Press Enter key to get the dollars.
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INT function rounds the number down to the nearest integer.

Split to cents

Generic formula

MOD(number, 1)


Number: the number to be divided.

How this formula work

To extract the cents from cell B3, please use below formula:


Press Enter key to get the cents.
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The MOD function returns the reminder of two numbers after division. Here MOD(B3,1) can be seen as 123.66/1=123…0.66, returns 0.66.


If you want to display the cents as below screenshot shown, please use below formula:
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Generic formula



Number: the number you use.

How this formula work

To extract the cents from cell B7, please use below formula:


Press Enter key to get the cents.
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FIND function returns the starting position of a text in the given text, here the formula FIND(".",B7) find the position of “.” in the text in cell B7, returns 2.

LEN function returns the number of characters in a text string, LEN(B7) returns 4.

RIGHT function extracts the text from right side of a text string. Here RIGHT(B7,LEN(B7)-FIND(".",B7)) can be seen as RIGHT(B7,4-2), extracts 2 characters from right side of the text in cell B7.

Sample File

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