# Division Sign

The division sign or is written as a horizontal line with dot above and dot below (obelus), or a slash or horizontal line:

÷ / —

The division sign indicates division operation of 2 numbers or expressions.

For example:

6 ÷ 2 = 3

6 / 2 = 3

means 6 divided by 2, which is the division of 6 by 2, which is equal to 3.

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