# Division¶

Fractional and rational numbers
can be divided using the `/`

operator. For example:

```
Disco> 1 / 5
1/5
Disco> (2/3) / (7/5)
10/21
```

It is not possible to divide natural numbers or integers since those numeric types have no concept of fractions; however, in many situations, if you divide natural numbers or integers they will be automatically converted to fractionals or rationals as appropriate:

```
Disco> :type 1 * (-2)
1 * (-2) : ℤ
Disco> :type 1 / (-2)
1 / (-2) : ℚ
```

Some related operations:

- If you want only the
*quotient*when dividing (*i.e.*the integer number of times one thing fits into another, disregarding any remainder), you can use integer division. - If you want the
*remainder*instead, you can use the mod operator. - If you just want to test whether one number evenly divides another, you should use the divides operator.