# divide

Learn how to use the division (/) operator in Notion formulas.
The divide (/) operator allows you to divide two numbers and get their quotient.
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number / number
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divide(number, number)
The / operator follows the standard mathematical order of operations (PEMDAS). For more detail, see Operator Precedence.
You can also use the function version, divide().

## Example Formulas

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12 / 4 // Output: 3
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divide(12,-4) // Output: -3

### Working with 3 or More Operands

Since divide is a binary operator, it can only work on two operands - the objects which are being operated on (if - the ternary operator - is the only operator that works on three operands).
If you need to work with more than two operands, the shorthand / is by far the easiest way to do it.
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40 / 2 / 5 // Output: 4
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divide(divide(40,2),5) // Output: 4
No - unlike addition and multiplication, which are commutative, division won’t work if you switch around the numbers you’re working with. 8/2 = 4, but 2/8 = 0.25.
The same applies when working with 3 or more operands.
100/2/4/2 = 6.25, while (100/2)/(4/2) = 50/2 = 25.

## Example Database

The example database below shows the per-person split for several heists carried out by a certain crew of classy thieves. The simple Split formula shows the / operator in action, and simply divides Total by Shares.

### "Split" Property Formula

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prop("Total") / prop("Shares")
Instead of using hard-coded numbers, I’ve called in each property using the prop() function.
Curious about how the Shares formula is able to get a count from the Members property? See that breakdown here: Count multi-select tags