The divide (
/) operator allows you to divide two numbers and get their quotient.
number / number divide(number, number)
/ operator follows the standard mathematical order of operations (PEMDAS). For more detail, see Operator Precedence.
You can also use the function version,
12 / 4 // Output: 3 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.
40 / 2 / 5 // Output: 4 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.
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.
View and Duplicate Database
“Split” Property Formula
prop("Total") / prop("Shares")
Instead of using hard-coded numbers, I’ve called in each property using the
Curious about how the Shares formula is able to get a count from the Members property? See that breakdown here: Count multi-select tags