Divides one number by another (an arithmetic division operator).
dividend / divisor
Is the numeric expression to divide. dividend can be any valid Microsoft® SQL Server™ expression of any of the data types of the numeric data type category except the datetime and smalldatetime data types.
Is the numeric expression to divide the dividend by. divisor can be any valid SQL Server expression of any of the data types of the numeric data type category except the datetime and smalldatetime data types.
Returns the data type of the argument with the higher precedence. For more information about data type precedence, see Data Type Precedence.
If an integer dividend is divided by an integer divisor, the result is an integer that has any fractional part of the result truncated.
The actual value returned by the / operator is the quotient of the first expression divided by the second expression.
This example uses the division arithmetic operator to calculate the royalty amounts due for authors who have written business books.
USE pubs GO SELECT ((ytd_sales * price) * royalty)/100 AS 'Royalty Amount' FROM titles WHERE type = 'business' ORDER BY title_id