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Taking the Ratio $x/y$ of two numbers $x$ and $y$, also written $x\div y$. Here, $y$ is called the Divisor. The symbol ``/'' is called a Solidus (or Diagonal), and the symbol ``$\div$'' is called the Obelus. Division in which the fractional (remainder) is discarded is called Integer Division, and is sometimes denoted using a backslash, $\backslash$.

See also Addition, Divide, Integer Division, Long Division, Multiplication, Obelus, Odds, Ratio, Skeleton Division, Solidus, Subtraction, Trial Division

© 1996-9 Eric W. Weisstein