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Who invented the division symbol? 2006-12-29
From Alex:
Who invented the division symbol?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A division symbol 2004-08-18
From William:
i was wondering what the mathematical name for this division sign ().
Answered by Penny Nom.
The "goesinta" box 2001-02-07
From Bridget:
We are looking for the "proper" name of the "box" that is drawn around the dividend on a division problem:

  ___ 3)12 

It has always been a family joke to call it the "goesinta" box, but a search of several reference sources hasn't yielded an answer --

This is a question of curiosity rather than a question for homework.


Answered by Claude Tardif.
 
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