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# division

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this is something i wonder why is the division sign look like this /

Guest Sep 20, 2017
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That is a good question.

There is no divide by sign on your keyboard so / is used for division on a computer.

Also

fractions are often written sideways,  like   6/7   or 8/4

Fractions and division are the same thing.

so

$$1/2=\frac{1}{2}=1\div2$$

Melody  Sep 20, 2017
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It is actually for a fraction sign.

AndrewGe999  Sep 20, 2017