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# Decimal.Divide Method

.NET Framework 3.5

Divides two specified Decimal values.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

## Syntax

```public static decimal Divide(
decimal d1,
decimal d2
)
```

#### Parameters

d1
Type: System.Decimal

A Decimal (the dividend).

d2
Type: System.Decimal

A Decimal (the divisor).

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The Decimal that is the result of dividing d1 by d2.

## Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
DivideByZeroException

d2 is zero.

OverflowException

The return value (that is, the quotient) is less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

## Examples

The following code example creates several pairs of Decimal values and calculates their quotients with the Divide method.

```// Example of the decimal.Multiply, decimal.Divide, and
// decimal.Remainder methods.
using System;
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;

class DecimalMulDivRemDemo
{
const string dataFmt = "{0,-35}{1,31}";

// Display decimal parameters and their product, quotient, and
// remainder.
public static void ShowDecimalProQuoRem( decimal Left, decimal Right )
{
Console.WriteLine( );
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "decimal Left", Left );
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "decimal Right", Right );
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )",
decimal.Multiply( Left, Right ) );
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "decimal.Divide( Left, Right )",
decimal.Divide( Left, Right ) );
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )",
decimal.Remainder( Left, Right ) );
}

public static void Main( )
{
Console.WriteLine( "This example of the \n" +
"  decimal.Multiply( decimal, decimal ), \n" +
"  decimal.Divide( decimal, decimal ), and \n" +
"  decimal.Remainder( decimal, decimal ) \n" +
"methods generates the following output. It displays " +
"the product, \nquotient, and remainder of several " +
"pairs of decimal objects." );

// Create pairs of decimal objects.
ShowDecimalProQuoRem( 1000M, 7M );
ShowDecimalProQuoRem( -1000M, 7M );
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(
new decimal( 1230000000, 0, 0, false, 7 ), 0.0012300M );
ShowDecimalProQuoRem( 12345678900000000M,
0.0000000012345678M );
ShowDecimalProQuoRem( 123456789.0123456789M,
123456789.1123456789M );
}
}

/*
This example of the
decimal.Multiply( decimal, decimal ),
decimal.Divide( decimal, decimal ), and
decimal.Remainder( decimal, decimal )
methods generates the following output. It displays the product,
quotient, and remainder of several pairs of decimal objects.

decimal Left                                                  1000
decimal Right                                                    7
decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )                               7000
decimal.Divide( Left, Right )       142.85714285714285714285714286
decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                                 6

decimal Left                                                 -1000
decimal Right                                                    7
decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )                              -7000
decimal.Divide( Left, Right )      -142.85714285714285714285714286
decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                                -6

decimal Left                                           123.0000000
decimal Right                                            0.0012300
decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )                   0.15129000000000
decimal.Divide( Left, Right )                               100000
decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                                 0

decimal Left                                     12345678900000000
decimal Right                                   0.0000000012345678
decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )          15241577.6390794200000000
decimal.Divide( Left, Right )       10000000729000059778004901.796
decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                    0.000000000983

decimal Left                                  123456789.0123456789
decimal Right                                 123456789.1123456789
decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )     15241578765584515.651425087878
decimal.Divide( Left, Right )       0.9999999991899999933660999449
decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )              123456789.0123456789
*/
```

## Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

#### .NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

#### XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0