Function divide #

Divide two values, x / y. To divide matrices, x is multiplied with the inverse of y: x * inv(y).

Syntax #

math.divide(x, y)

Parameters #

Parameter Type Description
x number | BigNumber | Fraction | Complex | Unit | Array | Matrix Numerator
y number | BigNumber | Fraction | Complex | Array | Matrix Denominator

Returns #

Type Description
number | BigNumber | Fraction | Complex | Unit | Array | Matrix Quotient, x / y

Examples #

math.divide(2, 3);            // returns number 0.6666666666666666

var a = math.complex(5, 14);
var b = math.complex(4, 1);
math.divide(a, b);            // returns Complex 2 + 3i

var c = [[7, -6], [13, -4]];
var d = [[1, 2], [4, 3]];
math.divide(c, d);            // returns Array [[-9, 4], [-11, 6]]

var e = math.unit('18 km');
math.divide(e, 4.5);          // returns Unit 4 km

See also #

multiply

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