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Re: decimal point/comma (was conplaneteering)

From:Phil Bordelon <phil@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 15, 2005, 20:16
Mark J. Reed wrote:

> Which reminds me - where did the × and ÷ symbols come from? Everyone > learns them in early grades, and they show up as labels on calculator > keys, but they're never used in actual mathematics notation . . .
I'm certainly not an expert on, um, anything, but I'd venture to guess that ÷ is a fraction, with dots representing the locations the two numbers would go.
> -Marcos


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>