Re: Too narrowly defined: DIVISION SIGN & COLON

From: Joó Ádám <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:51:54 +0200

> A very quick browse of Wikipedia showed me that the
> colon as division sign is common in Ukraine, Russia, Sweden and Germany
> too. (Thus, English Wikipedia fittingly acknowledges that 'In some
> non-English-speaking cultures, "a divided by b" is written a : b.' [9])

In Hungary it is the notation of inline division taught in elementary
school, horizontal bar employed for built-up fractions. In upper
classes and in everyday use solidus seems to be much more common.

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