How to Divide Two Numbers in a Word Table


One feature of Microsoft Word 2010 and 2007 is that you can add tables to a document. This is useful if you have any data you want to add to a report or essay. In addition to using Word tables to display data, you can also use them to perform math functions, such as adding or dividing numbers. This saves time so you won't have to retrieve a calculator to find the solution to numbers you want to divide.

  • Click inside the cell on the Word table where you want to divide two numbers. The "Table Tools" menu will open beside the main menu at the top of the page.

  • Click "Layout" under "Table Tools," and look to the "Data" section of the menu. You can sort information or add a formula here.

  • Click the "Formula" button; the "Formula" dialog box will open. You can use the formula function to subtract, add or divide numbers.

  • Add the number you want divided next to the "=" sign In the form under "Formula." Do not remove the "=" or your formula will not work.

  • Enter "/" next to the number you want divided, and then enter the number you want to divide by. For example, if you want to divide 22 by 2, type "=22/2" in the form.

  • Click the arrow next to "Number Format" if you want to change how the results of the formula appear. For example, select "0%" if you want the number to show up as a percentage. If you don't select anything, the number will be displayed as a whole number.

  • Click "OK" to finish the formula. The result of the division will show up on your Word table.

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