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Vinculum 2017-01-27
From Dick:
What is the line or bar over a Roman Numeral called?

Eg. V with the bar over it representing 5,000 .

Answered by Penny Nom.
The bar over repeating digits. 2004-09-07
From Debbie:
I would like to know the name given to the bar that is written over the repeating digits of a decimal.
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.
The Division Bracket. 1997-04-09
From Judy Riley:
A fellow teacher recently asked if I remembered the exact word for a division bracket (not the symbol with dots, the horizontal line in a fraction, or a solidus). I couldn't. Can you help?
Answered by Walter Whiteley and Harley Weston.
Repeating decimals 1996-09-09
From Alice:
What is the line called that is placed over the decimal to show that it is infinitely repeating?
Answered by The Centralizer.



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