Very simple Division question

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I'm not sure why this is not working. I'm trying to divide a cell (8) by a certain number (20)  and it gives me the answer "0" because the answer would be a decimal. Is there anyway to fix that?

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Either the column width is too small to show the decimals or the number format prevents showing the decimals.

If you use QUOTIENT like this:
the formula returns 0 because QUOTIENT returns only the integer portion and truncates the decimal portion.
You may need to simply use this formula:
to return 0.4 as you expected.



It is still not working. It keeps on giving me 0

Best Response confirmed by Gnacc1997 (New Contributor)


Most probably cell formatting. Not sure which version of Excel do you use, try to apply currency format with two decimal numbers (cents).

@Sergei Baklan 



Thank you. Just fixed it.