Division Sign

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Division Sign
The Division Sign, denoted as ÷, represents the mathematical operation of division, dividing one number by another.

What is the Division Sign?

The Division Sign, symbolized by ÷, is used in mathematics to indicate the operation of division, where one number is divided by another. In addition to the standard Division Sign (÷), the forward slash (/) is often used as an alternative, especially in programming and data entry. The Division Sign (÷) can be interchangeably used with the forward slash (/) in mathematical expressions. For example, the expression "6 ÷ 2" is equivalent to "6 / 2".

How to Type the Division Sign Using Keyboard Shortcuts, Alt Codes, and LaTeX

  • Windows: Hold down the Alt key and type 0247 on the numeric keypad, then release the Alt key.
  • Mac: Press Option + /.
  • Linux: Press Ctrl + Shift + u, then type 00F7 and press Enter.
  • HTML: Use the named entity ÷ or the numeric entity ÷.
  • LaTeX: To type the Division Sign in LaTeX, use the command \div.

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