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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
.
The backward slash symbol is used in computing as an escape character.
When entering an equation into a calculator or the computer the forward slash is used to represent division.