Re: Difference between divided between and divided into.
Originally Posted by emsr2d2
"Divide into" is what you actually do to something. "Divide between" is how you then share it out.
Example: I divided the cake into 8 pieces, then divided the pieces between 8 people.
That sentence is a little messy but the idea is there.
This is correct. The number is irrelevant.
You can divide something into two or six pieces; you can divide it between two people or among more than two.
But the primary distinction between "divide into" and "divide between" is not based on numbers.