Division Symbol

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Symbol Format Data
÷ Code Point
U+00F7
TeX
\div
SVG
Symbol Table

Usage

The obelus symbol is used in mathematics to represent the division operator. Typically, the symbol is used in an expression like this:

In plain language this means the number twelve divided by the number three. Later in math, this notation is dropped in favor of a horizontal bar as shown below.

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Division

The division operator returns the result of dividing one number by another number.