 # Topic: Division Sign

## Summary

The Division Sign, which I've also read has been called the obelus (or in it's plural form: obeli) is used to mark Mathematical Division.

For example....

``` 10 ÷ 5 = 2 ```

The symbol is a horizontal bar with a dot slightly above slightly below the center of the horizontal bar and and another dot slightly below the center of the horizontal bar. (The 2 dots line up vertically.)

###### HTML

The division symbol can be created in HTML with "`&divide;`". For example....

``````
10 &divide; 5 = 2
``````
###### Other Symbols For Division

Other symbols exist for division. Like the Long Division Symbol, the Solidus, and a horizonal line.

So, for example, all of these are equivalent....

``` 10 ÷ 5 ```

``` 5 ) 10 ```

``` 10 / 5 ```

``` 10⁄5 ```

``` 10⁄5 ```

``` ```

 10 5
``` ```

Note, if you want to use Fraction like notation in HTML, you can use the "`&frasl;`". For example....

``````
10&frasl;5
``````

Really though, if you want to make it look like a Fraction, you need to th HTML sup Element and HTML sub Element too. For example....

``````
<sup>10</sup>&frasl;<sub>5</sub>
``````
-- Mirza Charles Iliya Krempeaux