# IMDIV

Returns the quotient of two complex numbers in x + yi or x + yj text format.

If this function is not available, and returns the #NAME? error, install and load the Analysis ToolPak add-in.

1. On the Tools menu, click Add-Ins.
2. In the Add-Ins available list, select the Analysis ToolPak box, and then click OK.
3. If necessary, follow the instructions in the setup program.

Syntax

IMDIV(inumber1,inumber2)

Inumber1     is the complex numerator or dividend.

Inumber2     is the complex denominator or divisor.

Remarks

• Use COMPLEX to convert real and imaginary coefficients into a complex number.
• The quotient of two complex numbers is:

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
2. Select the example in the Help topic.

Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help
1. Press CTRL+C.
2. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
3. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.
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Formula Description (Result)
=IMDIV("-238+240i","10+24i") Quotient of the two complex numbers in the formula (5 + 12i)

Applies to:
Excel 2003