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# Divide Command

### Syntax

divide [<chunk> of] <container> by <divisor>

### Description

There are two methods of dividing two numbers: the arithmetic command divide and the mathematical operator /.
The divide command divides the value of [<chunk> of] <container> by the value of <divisor> and puts the result back into [<chunk> of] <container>.
### Notes

### Examples

Valid uses of the divide operator include:
divide field 3 by 12
divide word 1 of bg fld "Salary" by 365

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