# / Operator (C# Reference)

Visual Studio 2010

The division operator (/) divides its first operand by its second. All numeric types have predefined division operators.

## Remarks

User-defined types can overload the / operator (see operator). An overload of the / operator implicitly overloads the /= operator.

When you divide two integers, the result is always an integer. For example, the result of 7 / 3 is 2. To determine the remainder of 7 / 3, use the remainder operator (%). To obtain a quotient as a rational number or fraction, give the dividend or divisor type float or type double. You can do this implicitly by expressing the dividend or divisor as a decimal by putting a digit to the right of the decimal point, as the following example shows.

## Example

```
class Division
{
static void Main()
{
Console.WriteLine("\nDividing 7 by 3.");
// Integer quotient is 2, remainder is 1.
Console.WriteLine("Integer quotient:           {0}", 7 / 3);
Console.WriteLine("Negative integer quotient:  {0}", -7 / 3);
Console.WriteLine("Remainder:                  {0}", 7 % 3);
// Force a floating point quotient.
float dividend = 7;
Console.WriteLine("Floating point quotient:    {0}", dividend / 3);

Console.WriteLine("\nDividing 8 by 5.");
// Integer quotient is 1, remainder is 3.
Console.WriteLine("Integer quotient:           {0}", 8 / 5);
Console.WriteLine("Negative integer quotient:  {0}", 8 / -5);
Console.WriteLine("Remainder:                  {0}", 8 % 5);
// Force a floating point quotient.
Console.WriteLine("Floating point quotient:    {0}", 8 / 5.0);
}
}
// Output:
//Dividing 7 by 3.
//Integer quotient:           2
//Negative integer quotient:  -2
//Remainder:                  1
//Floating point quotient:    2.33333333333333

//Dividing 8 by 5.
//Integer quotient:           1
//Negative integer quotient:  -1
//Remainder:                  3
//Floating point quotient:    1.6

```