# Obelus Symbol

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. Shown below are various formats for the obelus symbols.

Symbol Format Data
÷ Unicode
247

TeX
\div
SVG

### Usage

Division | Operator

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