Topic: Division Sign


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.)


The division symbol can be created in HTML with "÷". For example....

  10 ÷ 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




Note, if you want to use Fraction like notation in HTML, you can use the "⁄". For example....


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....

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