# Forward Slash Symbol

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Symbol Format Data
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U+002F
TeX
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SVG

## Usage

The forward slash operator is used to represent the division operator when entering an expression into the computer. For example, the forward slash symbol is used in the expression below.

12 / 3


In plain language, this means divide the epxression 12 by the expression 3.

## Related

The backward slash symbol is used in computing as an escape character.