Division Symbol

In mathematics there are multiple different ways to represent division. The obelus is often used in elementary mathematics, then later the horizontal bar is adopted for convenience, and the forward slash is used because of the prevelence of computers and calculators.

In mathematics there are multiple different ways to represent division. The obelus is often used in elementary mathematics, then later the horizontal bar is adopted for convenience, and the forward slash is used because of the prevelence of computers and calculators.

bar
obelus
forward slash

This website uses the horizontal bar with a numerator and denominator by default. In the case of some in-line formulas and equations the forward slash will be used.