Quandaries
and Queries 

Hi, my name is William and i am a 8th grade student in Missouri and i was wondering what the mathematical name for this division sign (÷). I want to say it starts with an "A" but i am not sure. I would really appreciate your help. Thankyou. 

Hi William, I went to Earliest Uses of Various Mathematical Symbols where Jeff Miller, a teacher at Gulf High School in New Port Richey, Florida has a wonderful collection of early uses of mathematical symbols. Under "Symbols of operation" he has
I then looked up obelus in my Webster's New World Dictionary, second college edition, 1974 and I found
Penny 

