Division Symbol

The division symbol is used to represent the division operator.

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Image Division Symbol (÷) Download SVG ↓
TeX
\div
Unicode ÷
247

Usage

Division | Notation

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.