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## divide by zero

Posted by gordon on July 30, 2001 5:04 PM
How do I trick the computer into dividing by zero. I need the zero because it has a value in my program.
I tried to replace #DIV/0! with 0 using the find and replace but Excel won't let me.

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## Re: divide by zero - use IF & ISERROR

Posted by anno on July 30, 2001 5:20 PM

Not sure if this is what you want, but a quick and dirty way around this is to replace the #DIV/0! with a zero by using ISERROR(). For example, if the operation you have in cell A1 returns #DIV/0!, change the contents of A1 to "=IF(ISERROR(*),0)", where * is the operation you currently have in A1.
If you have a whole bunch of these to change in a non contiguous range this method will be a bit tedious, but like i said it's a quick and dirty way. over to the experts.

## Re: divide by zero

Posted by Aladin Akyurek on July 30, 2001 5:21 PM

You can't as far as I know.

:I need the zero because it has a value in my program.

Look at the formulas that return #DIV/0 and modify them to return 0. For example,

=IF(B1, A1/B1,0)

This will return 0 instead #DIV/0 when B1=0.