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Symbol  Format  Data 

÷  Code Point 
U+00F7 
TeX 
\div 

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